Welcome to our Lower School Page

The John Crosland School's Lower School is made up of grades K through five. We believe a balanced, traditional academic approach best serves the needs of our students. In addition, we take advantage of all the benefits offered through the latest technology, and by using multi-sensory instruction we are able to address the different learning styles of the students. Our curriculum, based on the North Carolina State Standards, is designed so that each successive grade adds to the skills previously developed. To supplement and enhance academics, music and fine arts classes are taught weekly by specialty teachers. Physical education is also a valued component of the Lower School program, and P.E. classes are scheduled three times weekly. Personal growth is a key component of Crosland's Lower School. Character Education and Social Skills instruction are integrated throughout the curriculum and are of particular focus in weekly counseling groups under the direction of a Masters' level Counselor. Parent involvement is highly evident in the Lower School and is both valued and encouraged. Field trips and parties are enhanced by parents who frequently assist with these activities. We work hard and play hard in the Lower School. Come visit us and see how much fun academic success can bring!

Lower School


Grades K-5

Balanced, traditional academic approach serving the needs of our students.

Take advantage of all the benefits offered through the latest technology, and by using multi-sensory instruction we are able to address the different learning styles of the students.

Curriculum based on the North Carolina State Standards.

Physical education is also a valued component of the Lower School program, 3x weekly

Character education and social skills instruction are integrated as well

Parent involvement is highly encouraged/visible in field trips and parties.



Kindergarten

School hours 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Language Arts, Math, Science, and Computer classes

Student to teacher ratio is 5:1

Whole group instruction and center-directed learning opportunities

PE, Art, Music, and Library weekly

Regular field trips



Grades 1-5

School hours 8 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.

One written expression class and two reading classes/day

PE, Art, Music, Library, and classroom guidance weekly

Computer instruction

After school help from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Regular field trips

5th grade promotion





Foundational Kindergarten Program

The John Crosland School Foundational Kindergarten Program serves as a bridge from kindergarten to first grade. Preschool children exhibiting early signs of learning difficulties are often difficult to diagnose with a learning disability, because they have not had ample opportunity for educational instruction.

The John Crosland School supports the research in this area, and believes there is a need for early intervention for these children. Our program’s function is to provide students with the time to develop the fundamental skills needed for success in school, as well as provide an age- and developmentally appropriate curriculum and supportive learning environment.

Kindergarten Admissions Process:

  • Complete an admissions application
  • Submit (1) recommendation from a preschool teacher, therapist, tutor, etc.
  • Take an assessment test conducted by a testing professional chosen by The John Crosland School
  • Participate in the 3-day classroom visit
  • Be at least 5 years of age by the June 30th prior to the first day of school

For more information, please contact our Admissions office.

 
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