Lower School Application Process
The application process for grades 1-4 consists of the following components:
- Completion of an online application
- Admission testing
- Teacher recommendation
- Current report card (through mid-year)
A printable checklist can be found to the right. Please call 817.321.0116 if you have any questions.
The curriculum of the lower school (grades K – 4) is sequentially organized. It centers on the students' understanding and developing skills in the core subjects of language arts, reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.
To complement language arts, all lower school students participate in the Junior Great Books program, which combines interpretive discussion and activities with outstanding literature to help students learn to read and write for meaning and to think critically. Writing is emphasized through poetry, prose, journals, and the publication of literary works.
Library skills are taught in each grade to enhance the core subjects and to foster the love of reading. The Accelerated Reader program is part of the library curriculum and is emphasized in the classroom as well. Third- and fourth-grade students also participate in the Texas Bluebonnet Award Reading Program.
Enrichment classes, taught by specialists, include Spanish, Chinese, music, art, physical education, and computer skills. Lower school students study Spanish four days per week and Chinese one day per week.
Additional activities in lower school include the following:
- Butterfly Garden
- Cinco de Mayo play
- Fourth-grade Scientist Showcase
- iPads for mathematics and Lower School computer lab
- Performances in the theater for each grade
- Science Club
- Skyping with friends in other countries
- State Floats
- Suzuki Strings
- Trojan Tunes Choir