Lower School

First through Fifth Grade

We at San Carlos School believe 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 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 the strong foundation needed for successful life-long learning.

Daily Curriculum

  • Religion
  • Language Arts
  • Literature
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

Specials Curriculum

  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Technology
  • Library
  • Spanish (Grades 3-5)

Extracurricular Offerings
and Special Events

  • Scouts (Boys)
  • Choir (Grades 2-5)
  • Altar Serving (Grades 3-5)
  • Ecology Club
  • After-school Sports (Bowling and Golf - Gr. 5 only)
  • Field Day
  • Sports Rallies
  • PEACEKEEPER Day
  • Classroom Service Projects
  • School-wide Service Projects

Technology

Each student in grades 3-5 receives a school Google tablet for individual or small group use and Chromebooks are available for use in grades 2 through 5. Each student in grades 3-5 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 equipped with projection systems, school-wide WIFI with web filters, SMART Interactive WhiteBoards in selected rooms, and a Technology Lab equipped with eighteen work stations.

Classroom Support

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 four and five from 8:30-12:30 daily. In addition, the school librarian provides additional support during reading groups in grades one and two. Classroom aides and parent volunteers also assist in art, P.E., and other specialty classes.