Maximizing Student Potential
The All Saints Episcopal School’s Lower School places a high priority on the relationship between the teacher and the student. Teachers aim to develop the individual potential of students with varying aptitudes and interests. Groupings are flexible and subject to change. Continual assessment is a feature of all programs. The school day is structured not according to stationary teacher assignments but according to faculty expertise. The school takes a team approach to evaluation and discipline. Exposure to many teachers enables students with differing learning styles and personalities to function more effectively. Team teachers do not necessarily share responsibility for individual programs, yet they have flexibility and overlap.
Classroom instruction is complemented by participation in a variety of specialized subject areas. These include Spanish, library, mindfulness and movement, religion, music, art, theatre, band, orchestra and physical education & fitness. Although these disciplines are separated for discussion, the Lower School program is planned as a whole.
We realize that the first years of a child’s academic life are crucial ones in establishing positive attitudes and dispositions toward learning. We value a young child’s natural desire to learn through creation and self-expression. We strive to build upon our students’ curiosity while instilling in them a spirit of cooperation, respect for others and for their ideas, and a satisfaction in personal intellectual growth.