Lower School: Grades K-4
Discovery Kindergarten curriculum is developed using the latest research in child development and creates teaching strategies to meet student's individual needs. Assessments are used to monitor progress and create intervention strategies when needed. Health and sciences are integrated throughout the curriculum, providing the groundwork for life long learners and design thinking investigations. Educational software and curriculum materials are available to help students advance in reading, math and science. Every classroom has interactive Smart Boards and 8 iPads. Each classroom has a certified teacher and a co-teacher with 25 students per class
The Lower School curriculum builds on the strong foundation developed in kindergarten. We integrate health and sciences into the curriculum and promote design thinking and student collaboration. Students in lower school visit the science lab weekly and work on a variety of hands on activities in a well-equipped science lab.
The rigorous academics in the lower school is enhanced by nurturing teachers and support staff. Students also benefit from extra curricular classes learning the fundamentals of music, art, physical education, Spanish, and computer. Lower School classes are small by design with 25 students per class, ensuring a low student-teacher ratio.
Discovery offers a robust counseling program to support the family as well as a child’s social and emotional growth. We offer optional after-school enrichment programs to the lower school students such as 4H, Lego League, Girls on the Run, and more.