Lower Elementary (K – 2nd Grade)


Our Lower Elementary curriculum builds on our Early Childhood foundation.  Students develop critical thinking, problem solving, decision making skills through authentic inquiry that challenges and differentiates learning.  Core subjects are taught within a workshop model using an advanced curriculum integrated with project-based IPC (The International Primary Curriculum) and G/T units.  STEM Lab offers students an environment where students can engage in discovery, exploratory learning, and student-centered development of ideas and solutions.

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular

Students receive enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities as we focus on helping our students become intelligent, passionate, and caring global citizens.  Performance, creative expression, public speaking, and physical development are encouraged as students engage in music, art, Spanish, and physical education.  In addition, students collaborate and support the local community through service learning projects.


Engaging learning opportunities outside of the classroom enhance community and global thinking through our cabin, garden, and field trips.  Students in 2nd grade also participate in a 4-day Knowledge Quest to Camp Allen, which supercharges the learning experience through: experiential learning, inquiry, collaboration, inter-dependency, authentic tasks and experiences, high-level of engagement, and advanced performance in the cognitive and effective learning domains.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Technology is integrated into our classroom as part of our 21st century learning.  Students are required to bring an iPad daily.