The first few years of formal education have the wonderful potential of expanding a child’s natural thirst for learning. Bright Kid’s Lower School curriculum provides a rich program that teaches basic skills, keeping that thirst alive and growing. The greatest emphasis is placed on reading, writing and mathematics, surrounded by a broad experiential program.Beyond the focus on competence in basics, Bright Kids introduces students to a wide variety of academic subjects. Designed with an integrated approach, the Lower School curriculum includes study of geography, history, science, music, art, poetry and even communication skills. In addition, our teaching methods engage students in creative activities which encourage the exploration of their surroundings and help them relate what they learn to real life.
Young children learn a great deal by observing the world around them. We encourage this by getting students involved in activities both inside and outside the classroom. Students in the Lower School spend well over half their day involved in some kind of hands-on activities or creative projects. Walk into a classroom at this level, and you’ll generally find a beehive of motion.
“Research” is a concept that helps a child to observe activities or phenomena in the environment, thereby learning first-hand about basic concepts in physics, biology or chemistry. While in Elementary School, students engage in a variety of research projects as part of their regular curriculum.
Field trips are scheduled regularly and are a key element of the Lower School experience. Emphasis on hands-on learning gets the Lower School students out on monthly field trips to a variety of destinations. Typical trips might include touring a museum, visiting a fire department or public library, going behind the scenes in a restaurant, touring the zoo or exploring a nature center. Focus is always on exploring the world around them.