LOWER ELEMENTARY (GRADES 1 – 3)

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work” – C.S. Lewis

Creative and Integrative Learning

We love lower elementary students. They have a unique desire to learn about everything they can. It’s why when you say anything, they inherently follow with a one-word question “Why?” They have a God-given love of learning and it is our job as parents and educators to continue to foster that love of learning.

Elementary students love to see, touch, hear, and experience the world around them. They are always making observations and connections to the world around them. That is how they learn best and that is how we teach.

In Lower elementary, our classroom is creative, integrative, hands-on, and biblically centered. We focus on developing a love of learning, curiosity, creativity, and teaching students how everything they learn points to the story God is telling.

OUR CURRICULUM

Our curriculum is unique. All subjects are integrated by historical time period. This allows students to that what they are studying is not alienated from other subjects or real life, but is interconnected and part of one giant story that God has been telling since Genesis 1:1.

ARTS AND ACADEMICS INTEGRATED INTO ONE-SEAMLESS CURRICULUM.

Elementary students can take two programs at Artios: The Academy of Arts and History, and the Artios Preparatory SMART START program. By enrolling in these two programs, you are offering your student the opportunity to take a hands-on, creative, and integrative approach to arts and academics.

  • Developing a love of learning through exploration!
  • Academic subjects in Reading, Math, Science, and History!
  • Arts subjects in Music, Art, and Drama,
  • Bible reading and character formation.
ACADEMY OF ARTS AND HISTORY (ARTS)

The Artios Academy of Arts and History teaches four core courses (history, drama, art, and music) within its weekly class days. All four courses are integrated with each other by historical time period. We teach these subjects in their entirety, which allows students not only to have knowledge of facts, but also to have knowledge of the principles and purpose of the subject. All four subjects are taught in a hands-on, creative, and integrative way, all while being taught from a biblical worldview.

SMART START PREP (ACADEMICS)

The Artios SmartStart program is designed to provide students in the 1 – 3rd grades a developmentally -appropriate approach to academics, while focusing on the whole heart and unique individuality of each student. Instruction in this multi-age classroom will take place through a combination of large groups, small groups, and individual instruction, and the subjects of Reading and Language Arts, History, Science, and Math, will all be taught throughout the class day in an integrated fashion.

ARTIOS PLUS CLASSES

Artios Plus Clubs are extra classes designed to allow students to learn and explore deeper into a passion or interest.

  • Elementary Choreography Club
  • Elementary Choir
  • Elementary Drama Club
  • Elementary Art Club
THE BEST TEACHERS

You will never meet teachers who are more passionate about instilling a love of learning and shaping young hearts than the Lower Elementary teachers. All teachers are not only degreed and qualified to teach, they have a unique ability to connect with each student as the individual God created them to be.

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TEACHER RATIO

4

LOWER ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

95%

YEAR-OVER-YEAR STUDENT RETENTION RATE

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