FOSTERING A LIFELONG LOVE OF READING AND WRITING
In Lower School for Girls, the language arts program offers a balanced approach to literacy instruction with the goal of producing a lifelong love of reading and writing. Our approach to each student is individualized, from providing challenge and rigor to offering extra support. We build students’ confidence in their abilities through an immersion in children’s fiction and nonfiction literature, the writing process, and explicit skill instruction. The program focuses on phonemic awareness and phonics for our younger students and then moves to word study, comprehension, and fluency as students progress. Students write with purpose and pleasure in diverse forms and genres.