The entry point for the majority of students, Saint Andrew’s Lower School initiates the school's sequence of courses. The emphasis is on age-appropriate lessons and activities that enrich and inform students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade.
The curriculum is designed to instill a natural curiosity and a love of learning, the habit of daily individual study, a sense of responsibility for one's own work, and the central academic skills of writing clearly, of reading with comprehension, and of computing with facility and understanding.
Students receive daily instruction in language arts, reading or literature, mathematics, science, and social studies. Our whole child approach also includes enrichment instruction in Spanish, music, art, physical education, technology and religion. Age-appropriate field trips and service learning activities extend the student learning experience beyond the classroom. Good character is modeled, discussed and taught in the classroom, in chapel, on outings, and all around campus.
Classes combine teacher-directed instruction with group work promoting personal achievement and a spirit of cooperation. The curriculum encourages an ability to manipulate, apply, and integrate knowledge and skills.