The Lower School encompasses the primary (K-3) and elementary (4-6) grades.
Students in the primary grades enjoy a nurturing environment with low pupil-teacher ratios. Much personal attention and positive reinforcement help to promote healthy self-concepts and sound educational foundations.
在小学阶段, 学术, 物理, social and spiritual development begun in the primary grades continues. Students become more aware of their accountability to others as well as their individual aptitudes and personal qualities. The faculty is engaged in the total development of the children as they progress through the Lower School.
Students regularly attend chapel services and have opportunities to be scripture readers.
In the primary grades, students proceed at rates commensurate with achievement. There are minimal grade level expectancies, which most children far surpass. In addition the teachers provide a wealth of enrichment activities. Frequent assessments - qu艺术erly evaluations, mid-qu艺术er reports and conferences - apprise parents of their children’s progress.
Subjects in the primary grades include reading, 数学, 语言艺术, 科学, 社会研究, 艺术, 音乐, 跳舞, 宗教和体育. 从幼儿园开始, specialists in multimedia and STEM introduce basic technology concepts, 系统, and operations pertaining to 21st century learning. Students in grades K-3 enjoy basic instruction in creative movement and 跳舞.
Literacy instruction in grades K-3 is structured around a balanced literacy curriculum, 包括共享阅读, 大声朗读, guided reading and a reading and writing workshop. 努力培养对阅读的热爱, students are taught beginning in kinderg艺术en how to select just right books and select their own books for independent reading. All K-3 students receive instruction in foundational skills such as phonics and fluency, as well as how to be strategic readers who are able to apply higher order comprehension strategies such as inferring, 总结和质疑.
在数学方面, students learn numeral recognition and formation, number values and mathematical vocabulary. Throughout the primary grades there is systematic review and expansion of skills and concepts in performing fundamental operations and solving problems.
The hours of the after-school program are 2:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the school year.
小学成绩(4 - 6)
Grades 4-6 are dep艺术mentalized, and students report to different teachers for their classes. The faculty and staff emphasize good citizenship, 高的道德标准, 良好的学习习惯, 以及基本技能和概念. 在小学的时候, students advance when they master the material and receive additional attention when they encounter difficulties.
课程包括阅读, 书面和口头交流, 数学, 社会研究, 科学, 艺术, 音乐, religious education and 物理 education. Students apply information and communication technologies and digital resources to engage in higher-order thinking and problem solving skills. All students have study hall—a quiet period to do homework, prepare for another class or read.
The major goal of 艺术 education is to cultivate students' abilities to create original and expressive 艺术 projects. The 艺术work students create reflects their overall level of social, 身体和智力发展. Many of the projects integrate concepts and topics covered in the various grade levels. Each project includes a brief history of the 艺术istic concept, 共享样本, 工作技术的演示, vocabulary terms relating to the materials and tools used in the creative process. 在实验材料的时候, 创造力, 工艺, 并且强调学习过程, 不仅仅是最终产品.
表演艺术(4 - 6)
To provide students with exposure to the performing 艺术s, 所有的第四, 第五, and sixth graders must enroll in a course under the 表演艺术 Dep艺术ment. 以下是选修课.
- 乐队(Grs. 5 and 6) -- Students receive instruction on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.
- 合唱(Grs. 4, 5 and 6) -- This group will learn proper singing technique while exploring various genres of choral 音乐, 包括但不限于古典音乐, 流行, 音乐剧.
- 现代爵士舞(Grs. 4, 5 and 6) — Students study a variety of 跳舞 genres, 包括但不限于爵士放克, 嘻哈, 和当代爵士乐.
- 草裙舞(Grs. 4, 5 and 6) -- The students receive instruction from our kumu hula in ancient and modern Hawaiian 跳舞.
- 音乐剧(Gr. 6) -- This class offers students instruction in the theatre 艺术s of singing, dancing and acting.
- 乐团(Grs. 4, 5 and 6) Beginning -- Students learn to play an orchestral stringed instrument.
- 剧院(Gr. 6) -- Students receive instruction in acting and storytelling through movement, 即兴创作, 剧本创作的探索, 和更多的.
The librarian works in p艺术nership with classroom teachers to teach information retrieval, 探索跨学科的单位, 鼓励人们热爱阅读. Reference assistance is provided individually, as well as in regularly scheduled classes. Students may use the Upper School Library when the need arises. Parents are welcome to borrow from the “Parents’ Section” as well as the regular collection.
The 较低的学校图书馆 welcomes donations through the “Birthday Book” program, 它扩展了集合.
- 营业时间:周一至周五早上7:30.m. 4 p.m.
- Collection: 14,000 books, magazines and audiovisual resources.
- Equipment: computers with Internet access.