Maumee Valley’s Lower School is where children thrive on a rich, challenging curriculum delivered by compassionate teachers in an intimate classroom setting. Our teachers pay close attention to each individual’s needs and learning styles, and take special care to reach out to every child--exercising their senses, their hearts, their imaginations, their bodies, and all their diverse intelligences.
The Lower School is divided into three areas:
Our unique multi-age classrooms allow younger students to learn by watching and modeling older students who have mastered certain skills. Older students, in turn, hone what they have learned by helping to teach others. At the same time, all students gain a deeper level of understanding while encouraging compassion, teamwork, and mentoring.
Multi-age classrooms also intentionally consider the importance of a smooth transition for students from one year to the next. Providing students with the opportunity to spend two years with the same group of teachers allows for an understanding of consistency in daily routines, which is important for young children. Teachers have the opportunity to identify and address individual student needs, in addition to deepening the teacher-student bond over a longer span of time.
Maumee Valley’s Lower School program lays a strong foundation for developing the skills and content that students need to excel academically. Each year, beginning in the 2nd grade, students take the rigorous, and highly regarded, Educational Records Bureau Comprehensive Testing Program
(CTP) that is used nationally by independent and suburban schools. These tests help monitor student progress, and the outstanding results tell us that we are doing a great job.