Lyndon Academy Lower School
Lyndon Academy’s lower school students are inspired and captivated by the changing environment in each classroom. Our kindergarten through 5th grade elementary students are fortunate to get the best out of every subject everyday as they travel from class to class for each subject with teachers who are passionate about their own subject content.
Lyndon Academy’s Junior Kindergarten is a step above day care and pre-kindergarten programs into the world of academics. Children remain in a self-contained classroom most of the day and have the privilege of moving out into art, music, and physical fitness programs that expose them to the regular Lyndon experience. Their day will also include snacks, lunch, recesses, and rest.
Their daily class time will not only include work in the area of phonics but also many opportunities to develop their listening and speaking skills. Dramatic play, songs and sharing will enhance their self-esteem and comfort when speaking to their peers and adults. Jr. kindergartners also receive daily lessons in Spanish.
Math, science and social studies will be a part of the day as they are exposed to activities from a variety of resources, hands-on experiments and observations. It is all a part of what we can learn about the world and what does the world have to offer. Studying families, friends and the school community will help them assimilate their role in their expanding world.
At the primary level, we teach Spanish daily to all students, and beginning in first grade we teach Mandarin daily. Kindergarten through fifth grade students receive a solid eighty minutes or more in reading and writing in English daily. Cursive writing is also a part of the curriculum. Students also begin to have opportunities to join band and participate in youth athletic programs.
Lower school students as a whole are actively taking part in educational field trips, participating in their first science fair, conducting research in science and social studies, studying physiology in health & fitness classes, playing daily at recess, developing fluency in multiple languages, becoming active in their community, and participating in multiple extra-curricular activities.
The rotating class system, strong curriculum, knowledge that our professionals share, and the abundance of attention catapults our young students in areas of critical thinking and social development. Tutoring is available for those that need a little more attention. Third, fourth and fifth grade students average scores on the ACT Aspire within the top twenty-five percent in the nation. They test with above average fluency for non-native youth Mandarin speakers.
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At Lyndon Academy we believe immersion is the best way to learn. And that holds true if you are considering joining the Lyndon Academy family. That is why we offer tours that allow you to see our students and faculty in action. We want you to immerse yourself in the Lyndon way so that you might get a small taste of the amazing experiences that happen within our walls.