Lower School K – 3: At a Glance

Individual Attention

  • Average Class Size: 13
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 5:1
  • Learner and Reading support

Involved in Projects and Inquiry Based Activities


  • Keeping a detailed space journal,
    creating a fact book on penguins,
    developing respect for the Earth
    through the study of the rainforest
  • Monthly featured author
  • Problem Solving Lab

First Grade

  • Treasure Maps, Flat Stanley, Black History
    Biographies, Writing Projects,
    Animal Trading Cards

Second Grade

  • Animal Habitat Dioramas, quarterly book
    projects, Colonial Jeopardy, Trading Post
  • Problem Solving Lab

Third Grade

  • It’s Magic Magicians, What’s in the Sack,
    Science Fair, Book Floats, Black History
    and Women’s History Social Studies
  • Problem Solving Lab

International Experiences

  • Culture Studies – Theme changes each year
  • Spanish Language Classes twice a week
  • International Week activities celebrate
    the cultures of our students

Intriguing Field Trips

  • Planetarium, Cincinnati Zoo, Public Library programs, Pumpkin Farm

First Grade

  • Cincinnati Nature Center during different seasons,
    Learning Tree Farm,Boonshoft
  • Museum of Discovery,
    Miami University Arts Performances
  • Outreach programs from the Public Library, the Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Museum Center and Art Reach

Second Grade

  • Cincinnati Zoo Overnight, Gorman Heritage Farm

Third Grade

  • Ohio Agricultural Fair, LeBoiteaux
    Woods, Rumpke Landfill, Taft
    Museum, Cincinnati Zoo Science
    Inquiry, MadCap Puppets

Invigorate with Movement

  • Chinese New Year Parade
  • Kindergarten Olympics
  • Signing the Pledge of Allegiance and Prayers -movement helps connect and reinforce the vocabulary
  • Twin Tag
  • Multiple Recesses for Grades K & 1
  • Movin’ 2 Math cd to connect math concepts through movement
  • Brain Gym warm-ups

Inspiring with Leadership

  • Person of the Day
  • Kindergartner Year End 8th Grade Introductions
  • Leading Prayers of the People
  • Chapel Servers