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          A Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 12 co-educational independent day school in Westchester, New York

          Lower School

          Learn. Discover. Together.
           

          Igniting a Love of Learning

          在下学年包括转型增长的一步一步的旅程儿童学前班移动到4级,低年级学生合作伙伴,主动学习,其中从事自己天生的好奇心和发展良好的学术基础,专家型教师。学生发现知识的热爱,因为他们从看书学习到阅读中学习进步。他们练习口语表达清楚自己的想法,以书面形式,并通过创造性的网点。学生探索科学,数字,科技,文化,提出问题并认真听取他们建立对世界的理解,并在它自己的位置。 

          Students learn best when they are engaged and active, when they feel they belong, and when they are challenged just the right amount.

          我们的振兴和支持程序识别每个学习者的独特的时间表和需求。成功的标准是在持续不断的过程,而不是成品。在欢乐,培育环境,学生爱学习。老师和家长/监护人查看对方视为合作伙伴,他们定期沟通了解,支持和培育每一个孩子。 

          Small classes of only 18 students, and a uniquely low overall student to teacher ratio of 1:5 

          在homerooms,铅教师和助教合作基础数学,社会研究,语言艺术,以建立一个强大的学习社区,并提供指导。在他们的“特价”,学生们发现音乐,创意艺术,科学,体育,计算机科学,图书馆,并在二年级,法语或西班牙语开始。每年,学生参与项目的交叉学科,用他们的学习从多学科解决问题或创建一个项目,加深他们的理解和兴趣。学习技能,元认知(学习如何学习),并发展在各级和各个领域被教导的心态为学生的学习积极倾听,组织他们的工作,并管理自己的时间增长。 

          Cultivating Character in a Caring Community

          Ask any RCDS Lower Schooler what “CARES” stands for, and they will tell you:

          ooperation
          ssertion
          esponsibility
          mpathy
          elf-Control. 

          较低的学校教师在课堂上响应的理念,它提供了一个一致的工具包和词汇来教导他们每天建模社会情感的学习策略训练。请问这个是什么样子?每一天开始了上午的会议中,学生和老师互相问候,分享一些关于自己的重要,践行社会情感策略和技巧,并提前预览的一天。在较低的学校每间教室设有“和平角落,”和我们的学生和教师定期练习循证正念策略。我们的报告卡和家长会检讨学业进步以及社会情感和现实世界的能力发展。 

          Explore Our Curriculum

          Lower school principal

          Barbara Shea

          Contact
          Lower School Office Phone
          914-925-4572

          A Day in the Life of a Lower Schooler

          The Lower School operates on a 6-day schedule cycle in sync with the Middle and Upper School. Students have physical education five out of every six days, and outside recess (except in extreme weather) every day. 

          Sample Schedule:

          8:05: Arrive to school and do morning work

          8:30: Morning Meeting in Homeroom 

          9:00: Physical Education

          9:45: Special Class - Computer/Music/Art/Science/Library

          10:30: Snack

          10:45: Reader’s & Writer’s Workshop

          11:30: Shared reading

          12:00:  Lunch

          12:45: Math

          1:30: Recess

          2:15: Choice Time and 1:1 work with the teacher

          3:15 - 4:15: Clubs (Optional) 

          3:15 - 5:30: Extended Day (Optional)

          Living Our Mission

          Teachers are supported by the directors of each of the School’s strategic initiatives in integrating our school-wide values into the program at every level. This lays the foundation for a lifelong understanding of and commitment to our motto of Not for Self, but for Service.  

          Mindfulnes

          Health and Wellness in Action 

          Every Lower School classroom is equipped with a peace corner. Students learn strategies for mindfulness and meditation because research shows that these practices decrease stress, distraction, depression, anxiety, and anger, while also benefiting health, well-being, social relationships, and academic performance.

           

          Diversity & Inclusion in Action

          Diversity & Inclusion is woven throughout the Lower School programs, structures, and community. Teachers routinely review the books and units in their curriculums to make sure that all children see themselves reflected in their studies. It is the responsibility of all teachers and staff to make sure that our students feel they belong, and we design frequent professional development and training to equip teachers with tools and strategies for active inclusion.  

           

          Public Purpose in Action

          在二年级,学生学习关于保持声音的清洁和维护其生态系统的长岛,成为充满激情。学生进行研究,并创建一个例证是显示出了谁依赖于长岛作为其自然栖息地的动物。二年级,然后用打印机合作伙伴把他们的插图成日历,他们卖。他们捐赠所得来的声音水域,500万彩票网国家一天的社区合作伙伴之一。 

           

          Global Studies in Action

          幼儿园搞了世界各地的家庭的研究。建立一个家庭的定义后,他们调查用于满足世界各地不同住房需要的款式和材质。他们反思自己的家园,建设内部和外部功能的蓝图。综合所有他们学会在他们的研究过程中,学生创造一个样板房。

           

          STEAM in Action

          三年级的孩子学习如何科学,艺术和技术都在设计过程中相互关联的,因为他们设计,建造和建设领导使用的Arduino mini电脑灯光雕塑。作为学科的交叉点的进一步证明,它们携带这些项目从科学类,计算机类,艺术。通过这个跨学科的基于项目的单位,学生体验看到来自多个类的学习,这增加了深度和意义的交汇的喜悦。

           

          Educational Technology in Action

          Over the course of fourth grade, students learn to build and program robots to interact within an environment they create. Throughout the process, students consistently test, tweak, and refine their robots to enable them to maneuver within unique terrains.

           

          Sustainability in Action 

          园艺一直在RCDS的长期传统,可以追溯到所有回学校的创始人方式,苏珊学家生活中,谁与学生合作,维护校园花园在过去几十年。这一天,各地的学生低年级协作,科学课的过程中保持自己的专用花园,他们捐出他们通过与当地组织建立伙伴关系收获的农产品。一旦他们到了4级,我们的年轻环保主义成为可持续发展团队成员,导致了学校承诺我们通过公告,教室和办公室访问回收工作,和喜爱的活动,如RCDS回收挑战。

          Life in the Lower School

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