The Brook Hill Lower School
Who We Are and What We Do
The Brook Hill Lower School is a family of educators who are committed to God in a real and personal way. They live out this commitment by working with children and their families. The result is a community of people who work together to produce an accelerated and rigorous educational program that is grounded in and woven throughout with Biblical truth.
The Brook Hill Lower School strives to live out our mission statement every day. We offer a strong academic program that has worthy content. It is meaningful for our children, and it is also a balanced curriculum based on state and national standards. We incorporate developmentally appropriate instructional activities in PK-5th grade. One grade level’s instructional goals flow into the next grade level so there is a continuum of learning all the way through the Lower School.
We concentrate heavily on teaching reading and math, knowing these two skills are foundational for all other learning. Bible, spelling, grammar, writing, social studies, history, science, and physical education instruction are taught weekly to all students. Teachers integrate subjects when appropriate, and students are taught to think “outside the box” with higher level thinking. Also included in the Lower School curriculum are Spanish, art, music, library, and computer/technology instruction. Optional instruction in learning to play a string instrument is available. A select choir, Cadet Singers, is available for grades 3-5. Art academies are offered for all grades. All instruction is woven throughout with Biblical truth.
We are very interested in helping our children make good behavior choices in all situations. Godly character attributes are modeled by the staff and also taught to our students. It is a part of who we are. We desire for each student to develop an inner character that is Christ-like. Each teacher creates a classroom environment to help the students learn what this means, and they are gracious but firm in managing student behavior.
The Lower School has smaller classes in order to provide a better learning environment for all students. Eighteen students per class is our desired maximum class size. This allows for more individual attention, as well as more individualized instruction to occur. Our PK and kindergarten classes have full-time instructional assistants in the classroom. There are also instructional assistants assigned to grades 1st through 5th.
Our students are happy, our parents are happy, and our staff is happy. The Brook Hill Lower School is just like school should be for everyone.