Beginning in first grade, the integrated curriculum incorporates hands-on and engaging activities with age-appropriate goals. It emphasizes building new knowledge upon prior knowledge with the active involvement of each student in their own learning. Our culture of collaboration and curiosity is purposely blended into every lesson. Maintaining small class sizes allows teachers to give careful attention to individual needs by differentiating the curriculum while simultaneously encouraging students to work collaboratively, collegially, and respectfully with their peers. As students grow, mature, and move towards more abstract inferential thinking and reasoning, the curriculum is broadened to teach important skills in a meaningful, systematic way so that students have the strong foundation of knowledge essential for future academic success.
The Lower School offers a blend of enrichments including Music, Physical Education, Art, Faith Formation, Learning Farm, Collaboratory (library and integrated media), Oasis (maker space), Explorium (Science Lab), and World Languages. Students experience on-campus activities and field trips to enhance units of study in Science, History, Fine Arts, and Language Arts. Our students learn self-expression, social skills, and develop their individual voices with our Conscious Discipline approach to character development. Our community recognizes that young children’s education is continually evolving and therefore we strive to leverage the latest research in pedagogy, social-emotional learning, intentional uses for technology in a classroom setting, and instructional best practices. All Saints is empowering the next generation of strong men and women as passionate leaders; this begins, without a doubt, on the very first day of school and continues throughout their All Saints journey.