Lower School

Grades 1 to 7

In the Lower School students develop a love for learning and build social skills and work habits in each area of a well-rounded academic program. Small class sizes and subject-specific teachers allow for curriculum enhancement at every level.

In the early grades, the curriculum focuses on a systematic approach to cultivating phonetic, literacy, and mathematics skills. As students mature and their reasoning capacities increase, they are gradually presented with more complex ideas and concepts. The budding intellect is challenged through courses at an advanced level in the humanities and sciences. By the time they reach the Upper School, students have acquired knowledge of the main historical periods with an awareness of the corresponding developments in literature, science, and philosophy.

Lower School students develop outstanding literacy and numeracy skills, testing about one year ahead of the Ministry of Education requirements.

Virtues and Mottos

Friendship: Friendship involves having an interest in others for who they are, and pushing each other to be the best version of themselves.

Week 3/4 – To have good friends, I need to be a good friend.
Week 5/6 – I will say something kind to someone at school everyday
Week 7/8 – Everyday at school, I will be friendly to someone I know less.
Week 9/10 – If someone at school looks lonely or sad, I will approach them to say or do something that puts a smile on their face.
Week 11 – I will do something kind for someone at school everyday.

Charity: Generously helping others, especially those in need. Charity is another word for LOVE.

Week 12/13 – I will only say positive things about other people. If I want to say something negative about another person (family member, classmate, friend, teacher, neighbour, person at the store), I will remain silent, stop thinking about the person, or change the subject of conversation. If I hear someone speaking negatively about another person, I will not not participate in that conversation by remaining silent, walking away and/or encouraging the others to stop speaking negatively about that person.

Week 14/15 – I will think more about how people are feeling. For example, if I learn that my classmate has lost her notebook, I will think of how she would be feeling (sad because her grandma gave it to her as a birthday gift; frustrated that she can’t find her notebook anywhere; nervous because she can’t do her homework; appreciative if I offer to help her find the notebook).  

Week 16/17 – I will forgive people who have hurt my feelings even if they do not apologize. I will not keep thinking about the things that people have done that I do not like. I will tell myself that if the people who have hurt me had known that I would be so upset, they would not have done what they did; they did not hurt me on purpose.

Week 18/19 –  I will do something nice for others even if they will not have the chance to repay me. For example, I will say hello and smile at the bus driver and cashier at the store even if I will never see them again. 

Joy: A cheerful, bright, and optimistic attitude. Shown with a smile, a friendly remark, forgiving, encouraging peace, and acts of kindness for others.

Week 20/21 – I will smile at everyone and look them in the eye even when I don’t feel happy. For example, I will smile at family members, classmates, teachers, friends, the cashier at the store, etc.

Week 22/23 – I will be calm and be positive even if things that I don’t like happen. For example, I will smile and say positive things even if I lose in a game, I get a bad mark, I get in trouble, I feel sick, the weather is bad, etc. 

Week 24/25 – I will cheer people on and encourage them when they are going to do something difficult. For example, before a test or a competition, I will wish my classmates good luck and say encouraging words to them.

Week 26/27 – I will participate enthusiastically in all the activities at home and at school. For example, I will do my chores at home with a smile even if I prefer to do something else. 

Resilience: The ability to swiftly bounce back when things are difficult.

Week 28/29 – I will go to bed on time every night and get out of bed as soon as my alarm goes off. I will not press “snooze” on the alarm clock or if my parents/family members wake me up I will get out of bed immediately. I will get at least 8 hours of sleep each night so I can concentrate better in school and be in a better mood.

Week 30/31 – I will pay close attention to what my teachers say. I will refocus each time I realize that my mind is wandering. I will also try to concentrate while doing my homework.

Week 32/33 – I will remain cheerful and calm when I don’t get my way. I will continue to smile and say nice things even when people don’t do what I want or when my plans change unexpectedly.

Week 34/35 – I will do all my duties and chores even when I prefer to do something else. I will do all my homework, clean my room, do the dishes, and clean my house even if I want to play a game.

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