Page 6 - 2016-2017 Annual Report
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            "  You have brains   The Lower School strives to educate children to meet with success
                                in their educational career and beyond.  With this in mind, during
         in your head.  You     the past school year we worked to create an atmosphere of
          have feet in your     learning in which children felt confident, capable and secure.
        shoes.  You can steer   Through activities and curriculum, we encourage growth,
                                preparation, friendship and good decision-making.
            yourself any
        direction you choose.    Last year our students participated in a variety of cultural
                                programs from music and dance events to historical vignettes.
        You’re on your own.     The children traveled from sea to shore during a number of
        And you know what       field trips which took our classes across the bay and enhanced
        you know.  And you      the curricular programs at each grade level.  Younger students
                                studied communities and visited the Berlin firehouse, library
         are the guy who’ll     and town hall, as well as many other local businesses.  Traveling
                decide where    further afield, older students visited the Baltimore Science Center,
                    to go.   "  Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and Philadelphia Museum of
                                Art.  All of these trips tied in with the overall scope and sequence

                 Dr. Seuss,     of the Lower School curriculum and were designed to expand the
                                horizons of the children by introducing them to the concepts of
                    "Oh, the    creative thinking and innovative ideas.
                     Places     Students learned to give back through community service projects
                      You’ll    which included sharing Christmas gifts with residents at Diakonia,
                       Go!"     visiting residents at a local nursing home, and sending valentines
                                to veterans to name a few.

                                One of the goals for our students during the 2016-2017 school
                                year was to help them develop a strong moral compass while
                                helping them excel in academic areas.  The Lower School sought
                                to create well-rounded, well-educated individuals who will meet
                                the challenges of the future with assuredness and empathy,
                                knowledge and compassion.
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