Lower School

Intellectual Formation

Students explore and discover their individuality in Kindergarten through second grade. Excellence in reading and writing are a priority, with a phonics-based language arts program that builds strong reading skills in Kindergarten.

Designed to build on the foundation of our elementary program, the third through fifth-grade curriculum emphasizes strong academics on the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Sciences with the support of Catholic Formation, fine arts, music, a study of a second language, physical education, and technology programs.

Our single-sex classrooms on a co-educational campus begin in Grade 4. This is in support of the research that has proven that girls and boys differ in how they read, study, and learn. Separate classes for girls and boys leverage these functional and emotional differences to maximize the potential of each student to learn most effectively.