Young children learn a great deal by observing the world around them. We encourage this by getting students involved in activities both inside and outside the classroom. Students in the Lower School spend well over half their day involved in some kind of hands-on activities or creative projects. Walk into a classroom at this level, and you'll find students actively learning with enthusiasm.
"Research" is a skill that helps a child to observe activities or phenomena in the environment, thereby learning first-hand about basic concepts in the sciences, their environment and even the people around them. Lower School research projects are simple but help a student gain confidence in his/her ability to observe, note details and draw conclusions. Throughout the Delphi Program™, students engage in a variety of research projects as part of their regular curriculum.
Field trips are scheduled regularly and are a key element of the Lower School experience. Students might visit a working farm, go behind the scenes in a restaurant, see a puppet show, explore botanical gardens, tour a post office or attend a musical concert. The focus is always on exploring the world around them.