Grades 1st-4thLower school classes are taught by experienced, certified teachers who work as partners at the grade level and as a divisional team to ensure a comprehensive and cohesive core curriculum in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Students also participate in music, French, physical education, science lab, art, library and computer technology.
Lower school at Southfield School is where confidence begins to grow. Students’ natural curiosity combined with experienced teachers’ direction creates the ideal scenario for developing a lifelong love of learning.
The support, guidance, and expertise of a lower school science specialist enable children to participate in hands-on experimentation in the school science laboratory. Topics include diverse ecosystems and habitats, organs and systems of the human body, the solar system and physical science topics such as magnets, pulleys, and simple machines. A main goal of the science program is to develop inquiring minds that can fully utilize the scientific research process.