Lower School (Grades 1-5)
In Lower School, we provide a nurturing environment for children to grow intellectually, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Built upon best practices and infused with STEAM/inquiry-based teaching methodology, students are guided to develop their knowledge and innate curiosity. Our curriculum offers rigorous and creative challenge designed to meet the needs of diverse learners. We are uniquely poised to offer a solid ethical and moral foundation built on shared core values, Jewish prayer, and text study. This is an environment in which your child will thrive as a learner and a mensch (good person).
Explore our Lower School curriculum.
Heilicher students enjoy many opportunities to connect with the greater community through field trips, state and national academic and arts programs, and community service projects. We invite community members to share their expertise with our students.
Extra-curricular activities and co-curriculars are a great way for kids to flex their academic, social, physical, and spiritual muscles and cultivate new friendships.
The MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) is a standardized test which is administered in grades three and four along with teacher-created, project-based assessments. The Columbia University Teachers College Reading Assessment is used to evaluate reading progress in kindergarten through fifth grade. Progress reports are issued twice a year and conferences occur in the fall and spring.
Our teachers really make Lower School sing.