Our math curriculum in the Lower School provides an amazing foundation. Math is not collaborative and not just about solving the equation. Students share their techniques for solving problems with their peers so they can see the process from different perspectives.
A journey of discovery
The Lower School is a journey of discovery where students take the first steps on their educational path. Joy is found in recognizing abilities and unearthing new talents, meeting challenges, and building strong relationships that foster an inclusive learning community.
Our nurturing and stimulating environment features numerous hands-on collaborative learning experiences. Classes are rooted in real life and build on our students’ desire for active participation and their need for individualized attention and support. Our children are growing up in a multicultural and globalized society, and Porter-Gaud gently prepares them to navigate an increasingly complex and interconnected world. All Lower School students study Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, and character education is woven throughout our curriculum to reinforce positive behaviors, build good habits, strong character and empathy.