Grade five marks the culminating year of the Lower School. The girls assume an important leadership role in the division by modeling ethical behavior, mentoring younger students, and taking on new responsibilities.
During the fifth grade year, girls focus on building good habits of mind that prepare them for the demands of Middle School. They are taught good study habits, given more responsibility to decide what learning strategies work best for them, and encouraged to ask clarifying questions about project assignments and assessments. The idea of “taking ownership of their learning” is a key focus of this final year of Lower School. Leadership and citizenship are explored through the curriculum with units that focus on government and social issues dear to each student. It is an empowering year! Closing exercises allow each girl the opportunity to express themselves through personal poetry as they cross the bridge into the next phase of their school journey.