LOWER SCHOOL - Kindergarten to Grade 5

Clairbourn’s Lower School may run one or two class sections, depending on the grade level, for grades kindergarten through fifth grade.  Our private school program provides a wide array of experiences in an atmosphere where learning is natural and enjoyable, with a dynamic, balanced program that teaches traditional core content, develops 21st century knowledge and skills, and emphasizes exploration, observation, and reasoning.

Characteristics Of The Program
  • A rigorous, sequential academic curriculum with an emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills and intellectual habits of mind

  • Small class sizes with a highly-qualified, experienced teaching staff that values and encourages each individual child

  • A strong array of co-curricular enrichment classes in art, library, computer/technology, music, world language experience (Grades 3-5), and physical education, all taught by subject specialists

  • A formal code of ethics that promotes positive universal values such as honesty, respect, and responsibility and builds an inclusive and ethical school community (The values of the Clairbourn Code of Ethics permeate all aspects of school life.)
  • Regular use of technology as a learning tool

  • Extensive classroom libraries. Individual student computers for classroom use in Grades 4 and 5 

  • Individual, small group, and whole class learning activities, with cross-curricular teaching units that support individual and cooperative learning experiences

  • An emphasis on the development of strong communication skills

  • A wide array of field trips, assemblies, and outside speakers that expose students to diverse perspectives and a breadth of experiences
  • An inclusive learning community that cultivates an appreciation for individual strengths and contributions

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