From acorns to mighty oaks, Lexington School children grow. Grades one through five in Lower School assure the strongest foundation. The developmental philosophy continues as children work at their own appropriate paces, building basic skills in language arts, mathematics, and social studies. In grades 1-3, children move to additional "Specials" classes in science, art, music, Spanish, and physical education 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 , Mathmatics, 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 interdiscipllinary experience all year long. the changing of classes. Students belong to an advisor group, keep up with their own assignments, and also, for the first time, receive letter grades in some subjects. Fifth graders are the leaders of the lower school and are responsible for leading monthly assemblies and school-wide service.
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 the ability to take risks with courage. These "Mission Skills" are what students need to prepare for the rest of their lives, and their future successes will be proof of that.