Grades 1 through 5 are exciting years as students grow into fluent readers, confident mathematicians and inquisitive scientists. At Green Hedges, we believe that young students should exercise every part of their brain and every educational muscle. That’s why we take every subject seriously, from the 3R’s and STEM fields to world languages and the fine and performing arts.
Children may be born curious, but it takes the right learning environment to preserve and develop their curiosity. Questions are always welcome at Green Hedges, and faculty members love guiding students on their quest for answers. Students in the Lower School delve into a highly personalized, inquiry-based program under the tutelage of talented teachers who honor and cherish childhood. Green Hedges’ Lower School faculty cultivate in each student a passion for discovery that carries them through their entire lives.
(Our students) have a thirst for knowledge that has nothing to do with grades. It's kind of a discovery, but it's critical thinking at a very early age that propels them.Faculty Member
In Lower School, there is one class per grade, each with 14-18 students. Grades 1-3 are team taught with two full-time teachers in each classroom. This creates a very low teacher to student ratio to ensure that every child is an active participant in their own learning.
Social, emotional, and academic growth is fostered through a curriculum that encourages critical and creative thinking, ethical judgment and action, intercultural fluency, and local and global citizenship. The core of literacy, math, social studies, and science is complemented through specialty classes in French, art, music, technology, library, and physical education.
Below you will find an overview of our curriculum by grade: