Lower School

Nicole St.Amand Reading

Welcome to the MA Lower School! The Lower School, located on the Hill Campus on Perry Hill Road, is a positive, stimulating and nurturing environment for students in Kindergarten through the 5th grade. The foundations for a child’s educational experience are developed and molded during the Lower School years. This enables the child to soar to their fullest potential by establishing a love of learning at an early age.

The Montgomery Academy Lower School prepares students for 21st-century learning by enabling them to become explorers of knowledge, nurturing them as critical thinkers and problem solvers, and encouraging them to actively participate in global learning exchanges. We emphasize balance and whole-child education. Each day students experience vigorous activities; group instruction and individual attention; time inside the classroom and outside on our beautiful campus; rigorous academic subjects, such as math and science, and enrichment experiences like art and music.

Each week, we begin as a community with an all school Town Meeting. This is a time to start our week off with familiar faces, skits and videos pertaining to our character word of the month, introduce grade level curriculum shares, award the silver spoon for lunchroom citizenship, and most of all begin our week as a cohesive family.

The Lower School program believes in creating thinkers and problem solvers that are engaged and challenged through rigorous curriculum and robust enrichment opportunities. Establishing life skills such as responsibility, collaboration, communication, creativity, and fostering good work habits that become a daily part of the MA experience. As the children go through their daily activities our Language Arts and Writing workshop program encourages children to express their thoughts on paper while becoming thoughtful writers and readers. Science and Social Studies units of study yield to hands on projects and in depth investigations while students learn key concepts in math through solving complex problems. Technology is authentically integrated in all subjects matter and used as a tool to enhance the curriculum and engage the students. From STEM lab to Music, to core subjects, an MA Lower School student is challenged as they grow in their love of learning. The children learn to express themselves creatively, physically, emotionally, socially, and most of all intellectually.

Here a few highlights of MA’s Lower School that set us apart:

  • Innovative Classroom practices that enable children to be thinkers and problem solvers.
  • Authentic Technology Integration
  • Interdisciplinary study of topics, such as butterflies or trees, that encompass art, science and language arts
  • A hands-on STEM lab
  • Children’s book author visits and workshops
  • Instructional coaches who provide students with extra help or extra challenges
  • Separate kindergarten playground for the youngest children

The Lower School Experience at The Montgomery Academy is waiting for you. Come and join us!

Best,
Nicole St Amand

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