In Santa Catalina's Lower School, we create
an educational experience based on milestones in child development and our
understanding of each student as an individual with a unique developmental
path, personality, and learning style.
Our students are instilled with a love of
learning and an intrinsic sense of accomplishment. The Lower School is a safe
place that develops independence and fosters respect of self and others, while
building a foundation for creative risk-taking and academic achievement.
Our academic and extracurricular programs
are designed to encourage each boy and girl to work effectively, both
individually and within a group, as they learn to communicate clearly and to
approach life with purpose and competence.
The Kindergarten - Grade 5 curriculum is a
thoughtful blend of classical and contemporary studies. Our experienced
teachers take the time to know each child well and work hand-in-hand with
parents to nurture each child’s interests and talents.
The Lower School experience prepares our
students for a successful transition to Middle School, and to ultimately become
responsible, thoughtful citizens of the world.