Lower School

three photos of different students in a classroom setting

Grouping and teaching students based on the type of instruction they need allows each teacher to have a slightly different classroom emphasis or approach.

All lower school students receive instruction in reading fluency and comprehension, sentence and paragraph writing, handwriting, mathematics, science, social studies, technology and engineering, physical education, fine arts, social pragmatics, and speech, language/ cognitive development. All lower school students have a Language and Cognitive Development Class with a certified Speech and Language Pathologist. 

Below is a sampling of reading, writing, and math curricula and resources our teachers have in their teaching toolboxes. Any of our lower school classrooms might be using one or none of these depending on the needs of the kids. This list is not meant to be an endorsement for any certain curriculum, nor an exhaustive list of every resource available for teaching students with learning differences and disabilities.  

Curriculum Examples

Developing Fluency and Accuracy by Neuhaus Spatial Awareness/Geoboard Training
Orton Gillingham Envision Math, Saxon 
Explode the Code Dynamo Math 
Visualizing and Verbalizing Multisensory Math by Orton Gillingham 
Read Naturally Math in Focus
Making Connections Math you See
Handwriting Without Tears/ Cursive Success Marcy Cook
Decodable Readers Touch Point Math
Blending Boards Math Mammoth
Daily Language Review Moffatt Girls Math
Rapid Word Recognition Kim Sutton
Phonological Awareness Training Making Math Real
Metacognition Drops in the Bucket 
Reading Readiness by Neuhaus Greg Tang
Storyworks Reflex Math
Basic Language Skills by Neuhaus IXL
Building Thinking Skills Frax Math
Dianna Hansbury King’s Writing Skills