The Lower School is very proud of our robust STEM program and team. Unlike most elementary schools, where Math, and usually Science and Technology, are added to the classroom teacher’s responsibilities, we have dedicated teachers and space for these important subjects.
Interactive Science and Technology Lab
Specialized Math Teacher
The Lower School has a dedicated math specialist who provides instruction to students in grades 2 through 5. A dedicated math specialist allows consistency in instruction from year to year which produces a solid foundation for our students. Our math instructor knows the strengths and weaknesses of each student and tailors the curriculum to meet individual needs. The specialist also provides support to teachers in Early Kindergarten through Grade 1. Our school was one of the first schools in Connecticut to use the Math in Focus curriculum, which is a Singapore based math curriculum. This curriculum is supplemented with a wide range of manipulatives, including Digi blocks, and a comprehensive set of story problems and opportunities for students to engage in mental mathematics.
Throughout all of our STEM classes, students are encouraged to take risks, explain their thinking, and engage in healthy dialogue with their classes. At the same time, this is done in a fun and engaging manner where students develop positive views of themselves as scientists and mathematicians. Through a variety of techniques, our teachers continue to place all of the content in a Biblical worldview.