Introduction to the Lower School
The StoneBridge Lower School consists of kindergarten through fifth grades. The primary grades have the goal of encouraging and enriching the natural development of learning while building basic academic skills.
The kindergarten program contains two levels, the four-year-old pre-primer class, and the five-year-old primer class. Kindergarten provides the initial step of formal schooling and thus becomes a vital instrument in the character development of the student beyond the home. Academic and developmental needs are integrated into all the kindergarten activities producing a holistic approach that meets the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical needs of each child. The seeds of academic mastery are planted through the introduction of an intensive phonics program, literature classics and poetry, geography, history, science, French and the arts. Introduction of these subjects produces a love of learning at an early age.
Grades first through fifth build on the kindergarten experience. The seeds planted in kindergarten take root, producing Christian character and qualities conducive to successful learning - organization and beginning study skills, accountability for classroom behavior, responsibility, diligence, industry, faithfulness, politeness, and good manners. Students learn academic skills in the areas of reading, writing, and arithmetic. Students learn to reason and think reflectively.
For more information or to schedule a visit, please email Kristen Cooper.