Grades K-5

K-5 Daily Life

Intentional, Innovative, and Inspirational

Every day students in grades K–5 become better learners, better leaders, and better people. Using decades of child development research as our foundation, we structure the curriculum to be effective and to spur steady progression in all disciplines.

Looking to the Future

The goal of our Lower School program is to equip students with the skills to be innovators and changemakers in the 21st century. We embrace technology and its ability to enrich learning and excite young minds. Our Tech Facilitator collaborates with classroom teachers on a weekly basis to implement relevant technology into lesson plans.

Social and Emotional Development

We believe social and emotional skills are as important as academic competencies when it comes to the education of a young child. Social interaction creates cognitive growth and represents a critical part of the St. Thomas experience. Our schedule intentionally leaves time for students to work and play together because we know these opportunities accelerate development in areas that they will need for the rest of their lives.

A Typical Day in K - 5

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  • Arrival

    Music greets families entering our school building, previewing the excitement that students and teachers share about learning at St. Thomas. Students in every grade begin the day by greeting their teachers and each other as part of our Responsive Classroom approach.
  • Language Arts

    Students work on all facets of language to become confident readers and writers.
  • Specials

    Depending on the day, students rotate through different "specials" guided by expert faculty.
    Students become young artists in our beautiful art studio, learning about different genres and mediums for expressing their ideas.
    Girls at St. Thomas have the opportunity to shine in dance class, where they practice different styles of dance like ballet and flamenco.
    Physical Education
    We ensure every student enjoys healthy exercise on our six-acre campus—whether it’s through playing soccer on our field or shooting hoops on the outdoor basketball court.
    St. Thomas boys enjoy a mindful pause in the middle of the school day to relax and reflect.
  • Social Studies

    During this period, students may review primary texts, discuss the leading causes of the American Civil War, or test their geography skills with the help of innovative technology.
  • Godly Play

    Every grade embraces Episcopal values in age-appropriate Godly Play chapel. These daily opportunities allow children to grow closer to God in ways that fit with their intellectual development.
  • Science and Math

    Students spend time in their classrooms and our labs to build a foundation of math concepts and practice STREAM principles through interactive activities like programming robots and observing lab animals.
  • Closing

    Following the Responsive Classroom approach, students recap their day, celebrate their accomplishments and preview what’s to come.