Our grades 1 & 2 students continue their learning journey as eager, curious, persistent, and creative learners. With encouragement, they seek out opportunities to learn new skills, see themselves as problem-solvers, and exert sustained effort to achieve. Through hands-on, active learning, our students develop their understanding and skills in areas such as concrete concepts, spatial reasoning, classification, part/whole relationships, and sequencing. They construct their own knowledge by making connections between prior knowledge and new concepts and skills. Our students begin to learn skills in organization and planning. As our students progress through the lower school grades, they build the foundations for academic success and are well on their way to developing higher levels of self-reliance that will help them succeed.