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Lower School

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Learn More about Life in Lower School

At St. Mark's, Lower School is for students who are in 1st through 4th Grade!


1st Grade
Focused learning | Hands-on learning centers | Independence | Listening and speaking skills | Active participation 

lower school girl studies a Famous American


2nd Grade
Power to make choices | Ownership of learning | Build upon foundational skills | Collaboration | Responsibility


3rd Grade
Self-management skills | Community of learners  | Receive grades for the first time | Higher-order thinking | Critical thinking skills


4th Grade
Understanding of self | Real-world application | Evaluating work of self and others  | Gaining independence | Learning to advocate for self