St. Martin’s Lower School curriculum builds on the strong foundation developed in George Cottage, using a hands-on approach that makes learning part of everything the students do.
The Innovation + Design Program integrates problem solving into the curriculum and promotes collaboration within the Lower School. Students look forward to working on a variety of design thinking activities in the well-equipped STeaM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) Lab which features a 3D scanner, 3D printers, and LEGO robotics.
The strong academic structure of the Lower School is enhanced by nurturing teachers and staff. Students also benefit from gifted professionals who teach music, physical education, religion, science, art, Spanish, and technology.
Lower School classes are small by design with fewer than 20 students per section, ensuring a low student-teacher ratio. A learning specialist is available to help teachers assess growth in academic skills and
to support students throughout the year. Optional after-school enrichment programs reinforce lessons learned throughout the day.