Lower School Academics
Maclay Lower School: Where Bright Thinkers Blossom
At Maclay Lower School, students are encouraged to take risks, stretch their thinking, and challenge themselves to their fullest potential.
From pre-K through grade 5, Maclay students thrive in our safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate learning environment, preparing them to excel in a college prep curriculum.
Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3-4)
Maclay’s pre-kindergarten classrooms engage students in fun, hands-on activities that nurture each child’s curiosity. The curriculum is multi-sensory and includes daily activities and play-based instruction in language arts, math, science, social studies, art, music, movement, and drama.
Learning experiences in grades K-5 foster character development, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
All of our academic programs provide a strong foundation that we build upon each year. In Lower School, students study reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Small classes allow teachers to provide differentiated instruction, and students are also exposed to music, drama, computer, library, Spanish, science lab, and art classes each week to broaden and enhance their creativity and talents.
The outcome: strong learners who think critically and are prepared to advance their skills.