Lower School K – 2: At a Glance

Individual Attention

  • Average Class Size: 11
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 5:1
  • Learner and Reading support

Involved in Projects and Inquiry Based Activities

Kindergarten

  • Investigating what it means to be a scientist; participating in STEAM activities with eighth grade buddies; numerous art activities with academic ties to curriculum; exposure to the facets of science – life, earth, physical; exploring the culture of another country through various media

First Grade

  • “How to…” Projects, Long Ago Interviews,
    Flat Stanley Letter Writing, Book Writing,
    Hands on Science Inquiries, Weekly Discovery Tubs

Second Grade

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

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

Kindergarten

  • Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Nature Center, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Gorman Heritage Farm
  • Outreach programs from the Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Museum Center, Art Reach, Childrens Theatre, Creative Safety (Officer Phil)

First Grade

  • Cincinnati Nature Center (fall & maple sugaring visits),
    Post Office, Weather/News Station
  • Miami University Arts Performances (Fantastic Free Fridays)
  • Outreach programs from the Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Museum Center, Art Reach, Childrens Theatre, Creative Safety (Officer Phil)

Second Grade

  • Cincinnati Zoo Overnight, Gorman Heritage Farm
  • Outreach programs from the Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Museum Center, Art Reach, Childrens Theatre, Creative Safety (Officer Phil)

Invigorate with Movement

  • Signing the Pledge of Allegiance and Prayers – movement helps connect and reinforce the vocabulary
  • Read & Write the Room activities
  • Multiple Recesses for Grades K & 1
  • Movin’ 2 Math cd to connect math concepts through movement
  • Brain Gym warm-ups
  • Cincinnati Zoo “Wild Recess” activities

Inspiring with Leadership

  • Classroom Leader of the Day
  • Kindergartner Year End 8th Grade Introductions
  • Grade 1 – Recess with Kindergarten
  • Grade 2 – Leading Prayers of the People