|Lower School Curriculum|
Our aim is for every student to leave our school as a broad-minded,
well-rounded individual equipped with the array of skills necessary to
compete in our diverse culture. To achieve this, we offer a balanced
curriculum that we carefully plan and deliver with the aim of
encouraging all students to do their very best
The environment we provide is cheerful, energetic and secure where students
are helped and encouraged by a committed and experienced teaching staff.
When students leave Spring Hill, they take with them the
skills necessary to excel and thrive in the educational environment that awaits them
in high school and eventually, in higher education and their
Language arts form an integral part of our curriculum. We teach grammar
and spelling and encourage students to advance their literacy skills
through reading and writing in a variety of genres. We promote an
imaginative approach to language arts study with story telling, creative
writing and drama. We introduce to great works of literature in each of
Mathematics is central to our learning program. We teach mathematical concepts at each grade level. Our teachers make math relevant and applicable to everyday situations so that our students understand how they can use their math skills in later life.
Students often reflect a wide range of ability in math. Our
individualized approach allows each student to develop at his or her own
pace. By 8th grade most Spring Hill students have acquired extensive problem-solving and
In our technological age, science is a crucial part of every child's
education. Our hands-on science program begins in Kindergarten and
incorporates life and earth sciences, biology, chemistry and physics. Our
students develop a genuine passion for scientific discovery by a first
hand experience of scientific investigation. They quickly learn to
express the concepts and reasoning behind scientific explanations and
challenge non-scientific ideas. Teachers encourage curiosity, respect for
evidence, perseverance and intellectual flexibility.
Students begin Spanish in kindergarten and continue through 8th grade. They learn songs, vocabulary, and develop conversational skills through visits to restaurants, markets, and other cultural activities.
Latin study begins in 4th grade. Latin helps prepare students for continued study of romance languages and reinforces English grammar and vocabulary building.
French is offered in 6th grade.
Chinese is offered as an optional after school class, open to all grades
In the early grades we work on gross motor skills and cooperative play.
Our students run, jump, play games, stretch, laugh, and feel good about
being themselves. As they move into the upper grades, students develop
physical fitness and increase body awareness through movement activities.
They develop self-discipline, self-confidence, respect, teamwork, hand-eye
coordination, and spatial awareness.