Lower School Program
The Lower School Program at St. Anne’s School of Annapolis offers an academically challenging program rooted in an intentional social and emotional learning. Kindergarten through Fourth Grade students thrive in small classes that maintain low student-to-teacher ratios.
Our Lower School Program draws its inspiration from the Project Approach. Developed by educators Lilian Katz and Sylvia Chard and recognized by leading educators, the Project Approach is centered on an in-depth study of a real-world topic. Guided by their teachers, students discuss their previous experiences with the topic and share their questions and interests on the subject as they begin their exploration and research.
In developing the Lower School curricula, our educators apply their understanding of
Our educators have created a program that ensures students
The principles developed by the founders of the Northeast Foundation for Children are the foundation for our school’s social curriculum. We built upon this foundation in our Lower School Program using the structures outlined in the Responsive Classroom, an approach based on the belief that the better the relationships are in a school, the more successful the students can be, both academically and socially. We believe our social curriculum is at the heart of our students’ success as they embrace learning, engage in the community and advance into the 21st century with confidence.
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