Academics
Our Program

Elementary | Grades 2–5

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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. 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.

Shore Country Day School

545 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 927-1700
Shore Country Day School’s mission is to provide an education that inspires a love of learning and encourages children to embrace academic challenge. We seek to build character, cultivate creativity, and value diversity as we help our children become healthy, compassionate citizens of the world.
The School admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law, and extends to them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its admissions, scholarships, and loans, and its educational, athletic, and other programs.