At Shore, there is a natural progression in the Lower School curriculum. Starting in first grade, students explore living things, learn to communicate their ideas clearly, apply math and coding concepts that enhance their critical thinking skills, discuss the school’s Community Code, and increase their library knowledge. Academic growth continues with small reading and math groups, while personally tailored instruction allows student confidence and independence to grow. Creativity flourishes as students visit the art studio, iLab, and Lower School music classroom, where they get the chance to experiment with a wide range of instruments including Shore's collection of marimbas.
By fifth grade, students are actively exploring global issues and questioning historical facts, fine-tuning their writing processes, expanding on mathematical problem solving, learning essential research skills, and mastering the design thinking process in the iLab. There is a focus on accountability for one’s self and responsibility to the community, and opportunities for leadership arise through the Big Buddies program and Junior Senate. Fifth grade is also the first year that students take an overnight class trip, tackling outdoor challenges and team-building activities that build confidence and enhance social-emotional learning.
We invite you to check out our individual Grade 2-5 curriculum pages
to see how Shore offers the premier elementary learning experience available on the North Shore. The best is within reach!