Lower Form

Junior Kindergarten - Grade 3:  Learning as a Community

At the Academy, the Lower Form consists of grades Junior Kindergarten through grade 3.  During these formative years, emphasis is placed on the academic, social and spiritual growth of our students.  Our young scholars explore, discover, build, and create to learn new concepts and skills.  The Lower Form gathers together as a community to pray, learn social skills, share, and celebrate.   

Collaborative problem solving develops responsibility, provides students with opportunities to make unique contributions to the classroom community and encourages positive decision making.  Students also learn to work independently, as they become critical thinkers in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies and all content areas of study.  An emphasis is placed on working together and acknowledging the unique contribution of each student to the class.  

As in all the grade levels, meeting the needs of our learners is paramount.  In the classroom, teachers create a differentiated curriculum to meet the various instructional levels of our students, rich in literacy development, science exploration, mathematics, music, art and technology.  To further support our students and teachers, a reading interventionist and learning specialists enhance the program at the Academy.

By the end of third grade, students are ready to assume more independence for their school day, including their academic commitments as well as their social interactions as they prepare to transition to the Middle Form.  There they will embark on a new journey and take on more responsibility for themselves and their academic growth.



2120 Veale Road | Wilmington, DE 19810
Phone: 302.475.5370

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An Independent, Catholic Academy for Boys Grades JK-8 in the Holy Cross Tradition