Lower School

The K-4 Experience at Greenfield

Greenfield’s lower school has a strong core program for its Kindergarten through 4th Grade students. Our teachers strive to create an environment in which our students feel supported and challenged. Each lower school grade also has an enrichment program incorporated into their daily schedule to enhance their academic experience.The literacy curriculum is based on the Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) and the school adopted the Singapore Math curriculum in 2012.

Enrichment Programs

Each kindergarten class receives a kit designed specifically for teachers and classrooms. It enables each student to raise his or her own Painted Lady Butterfly and witness the wonder of the butterfly life cycle, providing educators with many opportunities to teach science, math, reading, environmental studies and environmental awareness.

Each 1st grade classroom receives 12 incubated eggs, an incubator and a brooder box from Quiver Farm. Children are amazed to watch the chicks hatch!

Based on the award-winning methodology of the National Dance Institute, Dance eXchange takes Ballet X teaching artists and live musicians into the classroom, where they use dance to build students’ self-confidence and set goals for personal standards of excellence.

The History Hunters Youth Reporter Program is an exciting, literacy-based educational program that takes students to five exceptional historic houses during the school year. Students in the program will become investigative reporters, writing about their experiences with the history, buildings and artifacts of their community.