Lower School: K - 5th Grades

Community and Student-Centered Education

K - 5 Writing/English/Language Arts/Reading (WELAR)​

  • Orton-Gillingham to teach phonics, word attack, and decoding skills to become more fluent readers

  • Trade books to teach through authentic literature

  • Ready to aid in comprehension when reading authentic literature

  • Daily 5 - A literacy framework that uses Read to Self, Writing, Read to Someone Else, Word Work (OG), Listen to Reading

K - 8 Math​

Ready Math - Incorporates a classroom mathematics routine that promotes conversations and increases accessibility of the mathematics for all students


K - 8 Social Studies​

Our place-based approach to Social Studies begins with the standards for each grade level. We believe in using the community as our primary resource in order for the students to make real connections to history. We also supplement these experiences with Gallopade curriculum to ensure that our students are prepared for state tests in 5th and 8th grade.

K - 8 Science​

Inspire Science uses an inquiry, STEM, and problem-solving approach to science that encourages students ask questions, form hypotheses, and conduct experiments to confirm or revise their original hypotheses.