LOWER SCHOOL

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At Lowcountry Preparatory School, we believe that every grade is instrumental in preparing our children for college and beyond.  Each grade builds upon the previous grades and success are dependent upon a strong foundation.  This foundation begins in the Lower School.

In K5 through fifth grades, the basics of learning begin, personalities are developed, and leadership skills are encouraged.  With emphasis on a strong curriculum, each classroom and teacher provide the opportunity for students to be challenged with daily work as well as enrichment opportunities to challenge them further. The small classroom size allows for individual attention.

Our classrooms are focused on the core academics subjects of Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. A hands-on approach for learning is encouraged through our S.T.E.M. initiatives. Students also participate in related arts classes every week, including Spanish, art, music, physical education, and library. Students in fourth and fifth grade also receive Latin instruction twice a week. Student technology skills are developed through a cross curriculum, hands on approach.

Students begin their day with the pledge of allegiance, the Lord’s Prayer, and announcements led by the students. This leadership role and speaking in front of their peers begins at an early age and continues throughout their careers at Lowcountry Preparatory School.

New students at Lowcountry Preparatory School are integrated into the classroom seamlessly.  Within a week, they no longer are the new student and feel like they have been with their classmates all year.  Assessments are given to ensure that new students are on track with their current grade.  Any deficits are addressed immediately with individual, supplemental instruction to ensure that the student is successful in the transition to the new class.

 

Highlights of our Lower School curriculum include the following:

• K5 students write in journals

• First grade students conduct research in science in advance of field trips

• Second grade students learn cursive writing

• Third grade is learning how to apply grammar skills to their creative writing

• Fourth grade students begin to conduct higher level science experiments

• Fourth and fifth grade students read novels

• Fifth grade students learn Latin roots

• All Lower School students learn Spanish

• All Lower School students participate in S.T.E.M. classes

Lowcountry Preparatory School is an independent, Judeo-Christian, International Baccalaureate, college preparatory school serving grades K3-12.
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