Lower School (Elementary School): Grades 1-3
A challenging curriculum which nurtures the spirit and fosters the development of one’s self.
The Lower School spans the elementary school years, Grades 1-3. With small class sizes throughout, the vertically aligned curriculum builds the content knowledge, work habits and motivation necessary for students to develop strong academic and personal confidence. Within each self-contained classroom our Lower School teachers are dedicated to creatily teaching Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies content through comprehensive and engaging units of study. Their teaching infuses technology and writing in ways that prepare students for Upper School learning and success. Elementary school students are inspired to think creatively while working in small groups and are expected to demonstrate dedication and effort when learning independently. Lower School students frequently culminate lessons and units of study through performances, demonstrations and public speaking. Each academic day includes Physical Education and recess. Weekly enrichment instruction includes a Science lab experience, bible, music, art, and Spanish classes, as well as visits to the Media Center. The RPDS Mac Lab is also available for whole-group instruction. Lower School student character development is fostered and taught through living each day the “RPDS” way.