From acorns to mighty oaks, Lexington School children grow. Grades one through five in Lower School assures the strongest academic and social/emotional foundation. The developmental philosophy continues as children work at their own appropriate paces finding challenges where they need to stretch and resource help when they need shoring up. Language arts, mathematics, and social studies are the core. In grades one through three, children move to additional "Specials" classes in science, art, music, Spanish, and physical education. These classes work to complement the active and exciting classroom curriculum.
In grades four and five, a gentle transition occurs. Individual student lockers facilitate the changing of classes from Language Arts and Social Studies, Mathematics, Science every single day. Their teachers are experts in their specific content area, and they work as a team with other departmental colleagues to develop an interdisciplinary experience all year long. Students belong to an advisory group, keep up with their own assignments, and also receive letter grades in some subjects.
While developing skills in writing, reading, research, problem-solving, and critical thinking, classes also emphasize character traits such as inclusiveness, respect for differences, self-sufficiency, cooperation, and leadership. As part of their growth, all fourth and fifth graders participate in Pin Oak Junior Student Council and Leadership. These "Mission Skills" are what students need to prepare for the rest of their lives, and their future successes will be proof of that.