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18 Months - Grade 4

The Lower School at Cincinnati Country Day School serves elementary school age children, from 18 months to Grade 4, and believes that every child is different. The program strives to partner with families to cultivate each child’s uniqueness. To meet the different needs of families and students, the Lower School is divided into two programs: the Pre-Primary Section and the Primary Section.

 

Pre-Primary Section (18 months-Age 5) Curriculum Overview

This section of the Lower School, a preeminent early childhood school in Cincinnati, OH emphasizes the development of the whole child. It is believed that children learn best when they are actively involved in a nurturing environment that is responsive to their varying needs and focuses on their development – social, emotional, physical, and intellectual. Skills and abilities are promoted through developmentally appropriate, child-centered activities that allow each student to explore, investigate, communicate, and problem solve. Through this process, children develop a love of learning.

The half-day pre-primary section programs have varying options for enrollment including before care (beginning at 7:30 a.m.), extended day (through 3:15 p.m.), and after care (through 6 p.m.).

 

 

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Primary Section (Kindergarten / Montessori Kindergarten - Grade 4) Curriculum Overview

This section of the Lower School, a top private primary school in Cincinnati, OH, (near Madeira and Indian Hill) emphasizes an increased love of learning through a variety of concrete, hands-on experiences. Increased independence, collaboration, self-exploration, self-discovery, risk taking, and more advanced reasoning/critical thinking skills are the hallmarks of the primary section. The curriculum provides developmentally appropriate academic and social opportunities designed to nurture, challenge, and engage each learner.

The full-day primary section programs have varying options for enrollment including before care (beginning at 7:30 a.m.), extended day (through 3:15 p.m.), Learning Lab (through 4 p.m.), and after care (through 6 p.m.).

Extended Day Programs

Country Day has a variety of programs that extend beyond the typical school day to help meet the demands of busy families. These programs include Extended A.M., Lunch Option, Extended P.M., Learning Lab, After School, and Enrichment Clubs. Extended Day Programs.

QUICK FACTS

Grades: Early Childhood (18 months) - Grade 4
Students: 340
Faculty/Staff: 62
Average class size: 12 for younger children; 16 for older children
Student-to-faculty ratio: 6:1 for children up to age 3; 9:1 or 10:1 for ages 3 and 4; 9:1 for children 5 and above
Division Head: Jennifer Jensen
Contact: (513) 979-0229

For the Lower School Handbook and Curriculum Guide, visit the Enrolled Students page under the Lower School tab.

 

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