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Lower School Academics

Chapin’s Lower School serves our children through six years of dramatic growth.  A typical day might find our very youngest students tossing a bean bag at a floor outline to determine a letter sequence in a "Mystery Word," while our fourth graders might be nose deep into a novel that takes them to the height of the Andes Mountains in Peru. Everywhere in between one finds children actively engaged in the learning process.
 
It's easy to find a common purpose among all the classrooms: creating a lifelong love of learning in children and developing  Another common thread is the integration of Chapin’s Character Development Program into all facets of a child’s day.  Respect, responsibility, honesty, kindness and perseverance are experienced every single day.
 
Our goal is to keep children moving along their own paths to further learning.  Keeping the whole child in mind, our program includes special areas like technology, world languages (Mandarin and Spanish), art, music, library and physical education.  Our teachers combine the science, the art, and the "heart" of teaching to create stimulating learning environments to successfully meet goals for all of our students.
 
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