The Lower School is comprised of grades K-4.  Our Kindergarten builds on previously learned skills. Admission is based on a readiness inventory where social and academic skills are observed. The curriculum stresses reading readiness through a phonics-based approach to word recognition and patterns. Units in science, mathematics and social studies round out our curriculum. Enrichment opportunities in Faith Formation, technology, Environmental Learning, music, and Physical Education complement the program.   Grades 1-4 are comprised of self-contained classrooms using a traditional approach to language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Enrichment classes include Faith Formation, music, Spanish, Environmental Learning, STEAM, and physical education. The courses are rigorous and administer a highly challenging academic program exclusively designed for college preparatory standards. Terminal skills in the sciences and humanities range from writing assignments in cursive to the application of the scientific method.