Lower School: Building Foundational Skills for Students in Kindergarten through Grade Four
Lower School at Saint Patrick Academy offers students in kindergarten through fourth grade a nurturing, educational environment with extraordinary teachers who encourage academic growth and provide individualized instruction in the classroom.
Our teachers and staff work together to provide a safe, vibrant, faith-filled learning environment where students feel comfortable developing the academic and social skills needed to prepare and succeed in middle and high school. We realize the transition into the Lower School might be challenging after the students have been used to the routine of preschool, and our staff is always there to provide guidance. The students will have a more structured schedule, so they can continue to work on their organizational skills. Our experiential philosophy keeps students active in a variety of ways by providing opportunities to participate in the learning process.
As we introduce and expand subjects like reading, math, and science, our skilled educators create activities that make learning easy and fun. Providing opportunities for them to be involved in the learning process helps them understand, comprehend, and master items both salient and significant. We aim to combine various subjects into a particular lesson, so students have the opportunity to think beyond the page and establish cross-curricular connections. An example might be counting the characters in a story or drawing a picture of where the story takes place. Working together on activities is also important at this level because students learn from each other as well as develop social and leadership skills. Our affiliation with various outreach service sites in Portsmouth, NH gives our students a chance to connect with the community.
Lower School students at Saint Patrick Academy have a high rate of success. They acquire skills and develop interests that will pave the way for their future. Our teachers provide opportunities for students to learn at their own pace while monitoring grade-level expectations. We look forward to the continued success of our Lower School students and welcome them to our inclusive learning environment, where every student is known, loved, and cared for. Students are treated with care and respect. Join us at Saint Patrick Academy for the education of a lifetime!
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Saint Patrick Academy
315 Banfield Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801