The lower elementary program supports each child’s new developmental phase filled with wonder, interest, and active enthusiasm. By sparking imagination and following a student’s passion, teachers create an environment that allows children to thrive academically as well as develop a sense of belonging in the classroom and school community.
A typical day in Lower Elementary starts with a daily greeting. Here, the students and teachers are doing an “Around the World” greeting, where they work together to pass a ball around the circle. The daily greeting is an important part of building community in the classroom. As the work period begins, children take part in small group lessons, as well as individual work.