|Episcopal Lower School maintains a stimulating and challenging program well-suited for children in a college preparatory day school. The aim of the curriculum is to instill a natural curiosity and a love of learning, the habit of daily individual study, a sense of responsibility for one's own work, and the central academic skills of writing clearly, of reading with comprehension, and of computing with facility and understanding.|
Lower School, entry level for the majority of students, initiates the school's sequence of courses. The emphasis is on age-appropriate lessons and activities that enrich and inform younger students. The curriculum encourages an ability to manipulate, apply, and integrate knowledge and skills.
Classes combine teacher-directed instruction with group work promoting personal achievement and a spirit of cooperation. The program also stresses the development of self-discipline and independent work habits.
Lower School facilities, with library, computer center, and playground, contribute to a school-within-a-school atmosphere for younger students. The Greer Center provides a setting for drama classes and productions, morning meetings, and large group programs.
Students receive daily instruction in language arts, reading or literature, mathematics, science, and history/social studies. In addition, students each year take classes in foreign language, physical education, enrichment, and performing and visual arts.
2012-2013 Curriculum Guide