Suddenly it happens. One day our children are tiny and as their parents or guardians, we are the center of their world. But the next day (it seems), they’re starting school and now their world has vastly expanded. Many hours of each day are now spent with teachers. At SSCA we understand the importance of this responsibility and take pride in the partnership we foster with each parent or guardian.
The Lower School curriculum is designed to foster curiosity in young minds, to set firm the foundations necessary for our challenging Middle School program, and to create a fun and caring environment.
Throughout the Lower School program, students will learn and discover through a variety of interdisciplinary and hands-on learning approaches designed to engage the mind and build the thinking and social skills necessary for the 21st century. The Lower School program uses critically-approved curriculum to ensure that a student’s learning builds upon itself as the student progresses.
A hallmark of our Lower School faculty is their deep love for teaching young children, whose exuberance for life, friends, learning, and laughing makes each day fun. Our faculty work to incorporate lessons of faith throughout the day, not just in our Character Education classes. Additionally, each Lower School class regularly attends Art, Music, P.E. and Health, and Computers classes, taught by faculty members who excel in their respective areas. Outside of the classroom, students can participate in sports, instrumental lessons, our STEM club, and much more.
From the first day in our award-winning Pre-Kindergarten program, to the last day in our Fifth Grade’s culminating History Fair project, each moment spent in the SSCA Lower School is an opportunity for growth and wonder.