The Lower School program carefully considers all aspects of a child’s development: emotional, social, physical, and cognitive. We believe that children learn best in a positive environment that utilizes developmentally appropriate curriculum that builds upon itself year after year. It is our hope that our curriculum is an expression of Terra Verde’s mission, which is to preserve the joys of childhood and learning, while cultivating creativity and critical thinking that stresses the importance of entrepreneurial enthusiasm, ecological sustainability, and ethical benevolence. We recognize that the first years of a child’s academic life are critical for establishing positive attitudes and a love for learning. We value the natural desire to learn through discovery and self-expression. We continue to strive to build upon our students’ curiosity, while instilling in them the importance of virtuous behavior.
Language arts, reading, math, social studies, and science are taught by the classroom faculty. Foreign language or language skills and classes in music, art, physical education and wellness, are part of each student schedule. Please feel free to request individual course scope and sequences and descriptions for further information.