Joy in learning begins in the Lower School, from pre-kindergarten through grade six. We believe a child’s curiosity is innate and God-given, and we work to cultivate that in the primary years. Our students are provided opportunities to explore and to make discoveries across academic disciplines that will enhance their understanding of the world around them. Spiritual formation is nurtured through classroom devotions, weekly chapel services, and the practice of serving others in love and humility.
Each morning begins with classroom gatherings, a time for children to build community and pray for their day. Students are taught appropriate social skills—firm handshakes and strong eye contact, sharing and listening skills—because we believe that when children feel comfortable socially, they are more likely to take risks academically.
Through the implementation of the world-renowned Singapore Math program, students discover the beauty of order in mathematics. Building on conceptual understanding of abstract algorithms, they develop skills to access higher level math concepts.
Through project-based learning, students act as apprentices, guided by grade-level teachers who shepherd their interests in purposeful ways. From conducting in-depth research, to finding pleasure in a good book to drawing maps from memory, to competing in a chess tournament, Lower School students love to learn.