Lower School Curriculum

The Lower School curriculum at JA was developed to foster your child’s natural curiosity, fuel their passion for discovery and fulfill their innate desire to create. It focuses holistically on their learning success.

We develop students who will thrive and succeed at JA and beyond. In the Lower School and across all divisions, we emphasize:

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking

2018-2019 Curriculum Schema

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Math

Math in Focus –
Singapore Math

Math

Math in Focus –
Singapore Math

Math

Math in Focus –
Singapore Math

Math

Math in Focus –
Singapore Math
(gender grouped)

English

Grammar Writing

English

Grammar Writing

English

Grammar Writing

English

Grammar Writing

Reading

SRA Imagine It

Reading

SRA Imagine It;
Chapter Books;
Accelerated Reading

Reading

SRA Imagine It;
Chapter Books;
Accelerated Reading

Reading

SRA Imagine It;
Chapter Books;
Accelerated Reading

Spelling

SRA Imagine It

Spelling

SRA Imagine It

Spelling

SRA Imagine It

Spelling

SRA Imagine It

Handwriting

Manual Handwriting

Handwriting

Manual Handwriting

Handwriting

Cursive Taught

Handwriting

Cursive Implemented

Social Studies

Informational text
reading skills;
Map skills

Social Studies

Informational text
reading skills;
Map skills

Social Studies

Informational text
reading skills;
Map skills

Social Studies

MS Study/U.S. States;
Informational text
reading skills;
Map skills

Science

STEM Lab

Science

STEM Lab

Science

STEM Lab

Science

STEM Lab

Additional Activities

In addition to core curriculum, we integrate additional subjects and learning techniques to help your child succeed.

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Art
One day per week
Art
One day per week
Art
One day per week
Art
One day per week
Spanish
One day per week
Spanish
One day per week
Spanish
One day per week
Spanish
One day per week
Music
One day per week
Music
One day per week
Music
One day per week
Music
One day per week
Library
One day per week
Library
One day per week
Library
One day per week
Library
One day per week
P.E.
5 days per week
P.E.
5 days per week
P.E.
5 days per week
P.E.
5 days per week