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Lower School PK3-GR4

PK3 & PK4 Curriculum

The PK3 & PK4 Program is based on a blended approach to learning in PK3 that transcends to a more traditional approach to learning in PK4. The classes employ manipulatives, technology and student centers to promote spontaneous discovery and learning for the individual child. Students are challenged, guided and nurtured by a teacher and a teacher’s assistant who differentiate instruction to allow for individual differences and learning styles.

Curriculum

  • Blended Montessori — PK3 only
  • Literacy Centers
  • Research-Based Reading Instruction
  • Authentic Literature
  • Emergent Writing Skills
  • Calendar-Based Math
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Scientific and Discovery Programs
  • Social Studies — Thematic Units

Enrichment Class Offerings

  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Media Center/Library
  • Computer Classes — PK4 only
  • Weekly Chapel Service

 

Kindergarten Curriculum

The Kindergarten Program provides a challenging curriculum that embraces individual differences and learning styles. Two certified teachers in each kindergarten class allows for small group instruction to strengthen students’ reading skills and to encourage students as they become independent, responsible, respectful and productive members of the school community.

Curriculum

  • Phonics and Reading
  • Accelerated Reading Program
  • Writing Program — journal writing, handwriting, writing components/prompts
  • Project Lead the Way (STEM)
  • Life Science
  • Social Studies — Thematic Units
  • Leveled Math Lessons
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Classroom Laptop Center

Enrichment Class Offerings

  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Media Center/Library
  • Computer Classes
  • Art
  • Weekly Chapel Service

 

LOWER SCHOOL CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

The Lower School program (Grades 1-4) builds on the foundation developed and implemented in the preschool/Kindergarten program. The classroom instruction is student centered and the curriculum reinforces academic standards utilizing multiple resources including; authentic literature, software subscriptions, online textbooks, multi-sensory experiences and project-based learning.

Curriculum

  • 90-Minute Literacy Block
  • Accelerated Reading Program
  • Accelerated Math
  • American History & Florida Studies
  • Life Science, Physical Science & Earth Science
  • Project Lead the Way (STEM)
  • Learning Resource Program (for one-on-one support and small group instruction)

Enrichment Class Offerings

  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Media Center/Library
  • Computer Classes
  • Religion
  • Chapels

Additional Offerings

  • Beginning in Grade 3, students can audition for the school musical.
  • Students in Grades 3 and 4 can participate as readers, acolytes, ushers, song leaders and cross bearers at Chapel.
  • Beginning in Grade 4, students can participate in Lower School Student Council.
  • Beginning in Grade 4, students can participate in Safety Patrol.

 

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