Our Lower School encompasses students from Pre-Kindergarten 3 through Grade 4. Our Lower School faculty work to ensure that they are not only nurturing social and emotional development, but also supporting the academic potential of each student. At this level, St. John’s mission statement is incorporated with every aspect of life at school. A strong emphasis is placed on our commitment to kindness, honesty, respect, and compassion.
Within our Lower School, our experienced and creative faculty challenge and support each child to maximize individual growth and achievement. They differentiate and individualize content, skills, and experiences to encourage critical and creative thinking as well as essential academic skills in all of our students. Our experienced faculty accelerate and challenge as well as enrich and reteach from our youngest to our oldest students.
Lower School students spend approximately two-thirds of their day in a homeroom-based program wherein they learn Reading, Language Arts (Grammar, Writing, Spelling, and Handwriting), Math, and Social Studies. Our Science curriculum is incorporated into our STEM classes. Within their homeroom time, students not only learn, but develop relationships with their classmates and teachers. They leave their homerooms for instruction in Spanish, Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Religion, Library/Media Technology, and STEM classes, which are taught by Specials teachers. Students attend Chapel services on a weekly basis.