In the lower elementary class, we set the stage for future learning. We use the child's natural curiosity and the skills gained in preschool and kindergarten to help them gain a broad understanding of history, geography, botany, zoology and geometry while developing a solid foundation in math, reading and writing.
The Lower Elementary classroom is for our children ages six to nine (typically grades 1-3). The multi-age class environment gives the children not only the academic challenge, but also a family-like social structure that teaches many needed social skills: helping one another, nurturing, peaceful conflict resolution, sharing and working together as a community.
The children are allowed to work on the curriculum at their own pace and are not restricted to a set grade-level curriculum. This allows children who excel to advance faster and those who need extra support to receive the additional assistance they may need.