At my old school, the teachers taught us what they wanted us to learn, and all in one large group. At Maumee Valley, the teachers get to know us individually. Learning is based on what each student needs next.
Primary, Lower Intermediate, and Upper Intermediate
Explore, Collaborate, and Discover
Students in the Lower School explore, create, collaborate, and discover within a unique space and program that you won’t find anywhere else. Maumee Valley’s Lower School brings children from grades one through six together to make learning personal, experiential, and global.
The Lower School is divided into three multi-age areas:
Younger students are eager to learn from peers in higher grade levels, and older students develop empathy, leadership skills, and responsibility by working with younger students. At MV, Lower School classrooms are multi-age. With two grade levels of students working together, each group of students is benefiting from the other and learning essential skills for success. Flexible groupings allow teachers to meet students at their level and to provide just the right level of challenge.
Lower School classrooms are open for learning. Open classrooms without walls allow for flexibility of learning spaces. Students extend their learning into our beautiful Blakey Resource Center with access to computer pods, maker materials, and a fully-equipped resource center. In our Lower School, you will find students working collaboratively in small groups with teachers and other students.
Opportunities to connect with other areas in the LS
Facilitates with project-based learning
Technology teacher and Media Specialist dedicated to working with students to provide resources and individual attention
Lower School students and faculty gather as a community each Tuesday morning in the Blakey Resource Center for a Town Meeting. These weekly meetings are a time to connect as a Lower School. Town Meetings are times for general all-school, School announcements, and student presentations. Town Meetings allow Lower School students to present in front of a supportive audience of friends and teachers.
Lower School students attend Town Meetings in their House Groups. House Groups are multi-age groups with two or three students from each grade 1-6. Older students act as mentors to younger students in their House Groups.
Students in Lower School will grow to become caring global citizens equipped with high levels of empathy understanding. Growth mindset and inclusivity are core philosophies that drive the Lower School’s character development program. Attention to character education results in caring and accepting students, which in turn, makes for a learning environment where students feel safe being themselves and feel supported taking academic risks.
Lower School teachers are curriculum designers. As experts in education, teachers take an innovative approach to developing the curriculum by studying international and national standards to create a dynamic and experiential program in each subject of the Lower School.
Learning is individualized and student-centered. Lower School core teachers craft customized units of study for English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Human Growth & Development. In grades 1-4, Spanish instruction is taught every other day. Starting in fifth grade, Spanish instruction occurs daily. Lower School students attend classes for Music, Art, Physical Education, and Technology.
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