The Lower School : Grades 1-3

St. Thomas’s instructional program is designed to provide continuity and balance while enhancing the development of foundational skills and concepts. The intimacy of half- group instruction ensures attentiveness to each child’s maturity and achievement level. 

The program is designed to educate the whole child to master conceptual learning as well as basic skills. The core program, under the direction of the Head Teacher, is sequential and includes the study of the following:

  • Language arts (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

Special Subjects include the following:

  • Art
  • Computer Science and Digital Literacy
  • Drama
  • Library
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Literacy
  • Science
  • Spanish 

Technology is incorporated in developmentally appropriate ways and used to deepen the learning experience.

Children learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing and hearing and therefore we encourage them to explore their natural world, to collaborate with one another, and to build relationships.  Creative projects, hands-on experiences, and collaborative learning opportunities inspire problem-solving and critical thinking skills – the building blocks necessary for thriving in a rapidly evolving world.


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