Marymount's Elementary School program for Kindergarten and Grades 1-5 combines core content areas, such as literacy, math, science, and social studies, with enrichment subjects like music, computer, art, library, religion, physical education, information technology and "maker"/ technology classes in the FabLab building. In this way, the program provides our students with a well-balanced, developmentally appropriate set of experiences that promote creative thinking, support curiosity about learning, and develop global awareness.
The language of instruction is English for all classes apart from those associated with our Italian language program. Students experience the beauty and historical significance of Rome and Italy through field trips and cultural studies at each grade level. They also celebrate the cultural diversity represented by our students and teachers during monthly assemblies and a bi-annual International Project in which children “travel” around the world to learn about different cultures and customs.
Teaching is based on the best practices found around the world and encourages inquiry and critical thinking. Teachers carefully assess each child's development on an ongoing basis and provide an instructional program that equips children with the skills, concepts, and tools needed for continued learning. A low teacher-student ratio helps to support learning, as do our collaborative (English Language Learning) ELL and Learning Support programs.
Through the use of a positive response philosophy, teachers help to foster in all students the social skills of cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control.
Field Trips are also an integral part of the curriculum.