The Montgomery Academy Lower School (grades K–4) 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 do this through a rich and engaging program, providing activities and learning opportunities that develop independent, self-confident learners.
The core curriculum in Lower School comprises:
- language arts
- social studies
We emphasize reading and literature, beginning with “learning to read” and then shifting to “reading to learn.”
In addition to these core areas, students learn from specialists in:
- physical education
- STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) lab
We emphasize balance and whole-child education. Each day students experience vigorous activities and quiet time; group instruction and individual attention; time inside the classroom and outside on our beautiful campus; traditional academic subjects, such as math and science, and specials—like art and music.
Here a few highlights of MA’s Lower School that set us apart:
- Interdisciplinary study of topics, such as butterflies or trees, that encompass art, science and language arts
- Well-equipped, hands-on science lab with a full-time science teacher
- Children’s book author visits and workshops
- Resource teachers who provide students with extra help or extra challenge
- Separate kindergarten playground for the youngest children
- Special grade-level activities, such as 1st grade book day, 3rd grade literature circles and 4th grade “Creek Week”