Lower School

Curriculum Instruction

Lower School curriculum and instruction display best practices in education. The Wesley School creates a strong school identity of learning as curricular goals weave easily both through the classroom and through important community and cultural events in daily school life.

Teaching & Learning

A wide range of resources complements formal programs in key subject areas to maintain flexibility and integration of disciplines. This article details curricula used in the Lower School.

Kindergarten

Students explore the essential question "Who am I?” in the comfort of "Kinderland."

1st Grade

Students explore the essential question, "Where do I fit in the circle of life?" as part of their annual Signature Project on endangered animals. They also learn about and regularly share poetry that culminates in an end of year Poetry Jam.

2nd Grade

Students explore the essential question: "What is my place in the World?"

3rd Grade

Students explore the essential question: "How does environment shape life?"

4th Grade

Students explore the essential question: "How do different points of view contribute to common experience?"

5th Grade

Students explore the essential question: "How does change affect people and places?"