About The Lower School
The St. Margaret's Lower School, kindergarten through grade five, has a program which is traditional in nature, emphasizing the basics of reading, language arts, and mathematics while nurturing creativity and critical thinking skills. Attention to the whole child involves a commitment to a strong academic curriculum as well as encouraging development in the areas of fine arts and physical education. The uniqueness of each student requires provision for special needs, interests, and varying abilities. Each classroom has a special center for computer technology and enrichment.
Students are instructed in self-contained classrooms with an average class size of twenty-two students. The methods of implementation for the Lower School program focus on whole-class instruction with small group and individual instruction used throughout each day with the help of classroom teaching assistants and special subject teachers. Interspersed within all academics is the development of a reverence for God and His creation through attendance at daily Chapel and seasonal activities. All Lower School students may serve as acolytes and scripture readers in morning Chapel.
St. Margaret's offers a variety of after-school activities for the Lower School student which cover a wide-range of interests: art, choir, instrumental music, chess, dance, drama, math, science, karate, fun sports, and intramural sports.
Extended Day is offered to Lower School students in grades one through five to provide a safe environment for children to interact with other children. Extended Day is offered Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the exception of vacation days and other school holidays. Hours on school minimum days will be determined. The cost per day per child is $6.00 for those registered in the program. If an emergency arises and there is space available, your child will be welcome for a charge of $6.00 per hour.