Kindergarten - Grade 4

In our Lower School, we get to know each girl, her interests and her learning style. Through generous attention and individual support, our students are encouraged to take risks, work cooperatively and make choices essential to learning self-reliance. It's the perfect blend of nurturing and challenging environment to help each girl rise to her potential. 










Grade-Level Highlights

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  • Kindergarten

    • Project-based learning and hands-on activities
    • Focus on helping girls develop self-confidence and independence
    • Assess each girl's learning style and tailor lessons appropriately
  • Grade 1

    • Focus on helping the girls see the world as more than themselves
    • Provide opportunities for hands-on learning and scientific exploration in the community garden
    • Connect with and learn from animal organizations around the world
    • Encourage confidence and enhance early literacy through yearlong “Read to Rover” visits with "Caring Canines" therapy dogs
  • Grade 2

    • Focus on writing skills and story development
    • Introduce cursive writing
    • Begin multiplication and division concepts
    • Discover Richmond history and landmarks through research and field trips
    • Engage in Pen Pal project with second graders from St. Christopher’s
  • Grade 3

    • Strengthen reading comprehension and develop lifelong readers
    • Foster independence and abstract thinking
    • Explore Virginia’s cultural beginnings and progression
    • Develop leadership skills through studies of famous women
    • Cultivate intrinsic motivation through personalized learning and independent research
  • Grade 4

    • Develop leadership skills through expanded responsibilities while enjoying greater freedom
    • Encourage discovery, research, and creativity, and develop presentation skills during personalized learning modules
    • Create individual digital portfolios in Google Drive that houses multimedia projects, creative writing, and math activities
    • Collaborate on a 3D design project that includes product development, advertising, and economics
    • Develop the knowledge, attitudes, values, and skills needed to think reflectively about current and future global issues
     

Kindergarten Beginnings

Let's Get Started

The best way to get started is to come to St. Catherine’s for a campus tour, catch a glimpse of School life, meet our teachers and see teaching and learning up close. Call St. Catherine's School at 804-281-7140 or click here to schedule your personal tour.