Fayetteville Academy’s Lower School offers a research-based curriculum for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade with emphasis on the development of skills and knowledge in the core academic subjects of communication (reading, writing, spelling, grammar), mathematics, science, and social studies.
Lower School Curriculum
- Science–by two lower school science teachers taught in a laboratory setting
- Social Studies
- Physical Education
- Spanish language classes
- Community field trips
- Age appropriate character education through individual and group activities
As a leading independent school in the region, our devotion to a liberal arts approach enables our students to apply their knowledge across multiple subjects and disciplines. Problem-solving techniques learned in math class can be used in science, as well as dance and social studies. The liberal arts philosophy and emphasis enable our students to acquire the skills necessary to learn any discipline and apply these skills in their everyday lives.
Our private, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten are full-day programs for children ages 4-6. This is an important and crucial time for young children making the transition from home life to a school setting. At this point in a child’s life, it is important to provide young learners the opportunities for exploration and discovery. The preschool grade levels (Pre-K and K) provide children with age appropriate learning experiences designed to enhance their continuing growth and development in each domain of the whole child—intellectual, social/emotional, and physical. These children need hands-on activities as well as group experiences to help them learn.