At St. Andrew’s, we believe how children learn is as important as what they learn. In the Lower School, we carefully craft the classroom community so our broadly diverse group of students have a sense of belonging, significance, and emotional safety.
In keeping with the Responsive Classroom® approach, students begin each day by gathering in a circle to greet and share with one another. Teachers and students work together to name individual and class goals and create a plan to support the goals. The class meets again at the end of each day to reflect. Within this caring environment, your child will feel comfortable taking risks, collaborating, negotiating, and self-advocating with peers and teachers.