Lower School — First Through Fifth Grade
We at San Carlos School believe that students thrive in a safe, nurturing, and academically challenging learning environment. Our goal is to educate the whole child by providing opportunities that promote academic, spiritual, social-emotional, and physical growth. In addition to the core curriculum, teachers integrate Gospel values throughout all subject areas and assist students in developing effective problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. We are committed to equipping every student with a strong foundation needed for successful life-long learning.
Kindergarten through Grade 2 classrooms are equipped with a set of iPads for individual or small group use, and Chromebooks are available for use in Grades 2 through 5. Each student receives a school Google account upon enrollment and devices are available for use throughout the day as requested by the teacher. Additional technology tools for instruction include document cameras, classroom projection systems, school-wide Wi-Fi with web filters, and a Technology Lab equipped with eighteen work stations.
Classroom instruction is enhanced with support staff throughout the primary and intermediate grades. Classroom aides provide support from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily in Kindergarten through Third Grade and are shared in Grades 4 and 5 from 8:30-12:30 daily. In addition, the school librarian provides additional support during reading groups in Grades 1 and 2. Classroom aides and parent volunteers also assist in Art, P.E., and other specialty classes.