The primary years, kindergarten
through fourth grade, are some of the most important years of your child’s education. This is where his or her journey as a young scholar takes flight. There is no better place to develop a strong foundation for learning than in the Lower School at Shorecrest in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Each day, Shorecrest ushers in a world of incredible possibilities for our elementary-age students. From the time teachers greet them in morning carline to the time they say their last goodbye to classmates, students are building the skills, knowledge, values and habits of mind to grow and succeed.
Our strength comes from our collective focus on providing students with transformative elementary educational experiences. When planning curriculum we ask: How well does it prepare our children academically, socially and emotionally? What opportunities does it provide for social development and a range of learning experiences? How well does it prepare children for citizenship and social responsibilities of the future?
The day begins with morning meeting, a time for children to settle in, greet one another, share news and stories, then start their day. In Reading and Writing workshop children learn not only to read but to understand, as well as to put their voices to paper. Children uncover Science and Social Studies topics through in-depth investigations and hands-on projects, the product of which they proudly share as experts with their peers and parents. From Art to Spanish, teachers thoughtfully integrate technology into the classroom to enhance and expand their learning.
In the Lower School, students participate in meaningful learning opportunities that help them create rich lives as reflective learners who can have a positive impact in their school and local community. When a child moves on to Middle School, he or she advances with a love for intellectual, social, physical and creative endeavors, an openness to consider different points of view, a strong ethic of care, and the confidence to take risks, lead and pursue his or her dreams. Most importantly - a child leaves with the foundation to be a lifelong learner and caring member of a community.
Come see for yourself what makes the Lower School at Shorecrest so special!
Lisa Bianco, Ed.D.
Head of Lower School