Lower School: Building a Foundation

The continuum of learning, begun in the Early School, flourishes in Grades 1-3. Each child is exposed to strong academics in a traditional classroom setting, supported by an array of opportunities for self-expression through music, art, creative movement and physical education.

Beginning in the Lower School, children are taught the following disciplines: language arts (including writing, literature, spelling, vocabulary and grammar), mathematics, science, environmental science, social studies, technology, French, music, art, creative movement, physical education, and Christian Life. Technology is used as a tool to enhance the learning environment. As a 1-to-1 iPad school, each child in the Lower School is assigned an iPad and apps to help individualize their learning and allow for web-based research and exploration.

In the classroom, teachers employ multi-texts and design programs in which each student can progress at his or her own level. In addition, a learning resource specialist is available to provide reinforcement or enrichment to match individual needs.

To request an appointment or for further information, please fill out our Online Admissions Inquiry form or contact our Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Marketing, Katherine Thompson at (313) 886-1221 or email kthompson@gpacademy.org.