The Lower Elementary curriculum focuses on strengthening skills in all academic areas. Work activities designed to develop critical thinking are introduced. Independence and self-management skills are cultivated through the use of daily and weekly planners. Communication skills and sense of community are cultivated through the culture curriculum, designed to instill in students a broader view of the world and a growing understanding of their place in it.
A primary goal of the Lower Elementary Program is to prepare students for successful learning at the Upper Elementary level. To that end, supplemental non-Montessori activities are introduced at a growing rate around Third Grade along with opportunities for leadership and mentorship.