students at St. Martins Lower Elementary School

Our K-4 elementary school program considers the academic needs of each child while developing confidence, independent thinking, listening skills, public speaking, group work, and strong work habits. Our program deliberately strives to shape the whole child while building the core skills needed for the future.

Through small classes, students foster skills to deploy across the curriculum. We read and write for purpose. We teach for mastery in our math program: computational skills, number concepts and problem-solving. Our students successfully launch into higher level math in Middle School. The Lower/Elementary School at St. Martin’s Episcopal School provides a strong academic foundation for students as they become engaged, inquisitive, and independent learners.

Core Academics and Highlights

  • A well-rounded, leveled reading/language arts curriculum integrates literacy, vocabulary, writing.
  • iPads, Smart Boards, and laptops enhance learning.
  • Everyday Mathematics develops conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills combining active investigation and exploration with independent practice.
  • Science is informed through the Project Lead the Way curriculum. In addition, students raise and release horseshoe crabs, support local oyster restoration, and maintain a salad garden.
  • Small-group instruction provides targeted academics with opportunities for creative and self-driven learning.
  • A project-based Global Fair fosters skills in research, collaboration, and collaboration.
  • Small classes taught by highly qualified teachers offer support, enrichment, and differentiation.
  • Spanish, Art, Music, Drama, P.E., Library, and Technology
  • Integrated service learning at each grade level
  • Weekly Chapel with leadership roles for all students
  • Daily outdoor play
  • Project Lead the Way STEM curriculum
  • Buddy program with Middle School classes