It’s been a busy past few weeks in the first grade as the return to school for campus-based instruction continues. First graders have spent time in the community garden near Fariss Hall, read a variety of books, and even drawn their own comics.
Lower School Home
Our Lower School, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, gets students off to a strong start towards being successful in school, in college, and later as global leaders and thinkers by featuring:
- Strong academic foundation in core subjects
- A safe, nurturing community
- Small classes that allow close individual attention
- A child-centered environment which fosters an enthusiasm for learning
- A flexible, inquiry-based curriculum
- Significant hands-on project work
- Art, music, Spanish, science, library, technology, and physical education taught by specialists
Campus-Based Instruction is ramping up, and school is looking a little different with significant measures in place to increase health and safety.
Lower Schoolers explored the annual tradition of Lent this week, which began on Ash Wednesday. Head Chaplain Phillip Craig led the virtual chapel with lessons and songs about the Lenten season.
The transition back to campus continued for Lower School students this week. Beginning Years students are back on campus full-time, and Intermediate Years students are on campus part-time this week, readjusting to Classroom-Based Instruction that includes learning, socializing, and simply being present on campus.
Fourth and fifth grade students visited campus this week to gather, get to know each other in person, and find the “new normal” of Campus-Based Instruction. Each group had time on campus to play and explore, but also spent the time learning about body awareness and safe interaction.