Each classroom at CA is a safe space. Our classrooms are filled with energy, enthusiasm, and, more importantly, kindness. Each classroom is a small community of individual personalities working together, supporting each other, and creating memories through formative experiences. Students in our Lower School feel seen, heard, and understood. They see others like them who are succeeding and thriving every day.
In the Lower School, students are taught the importance of mistakes and how making them is essential to the learning process. Believe it or not, students are even encouraged to make mistakes and are provided with the support, strategies, and tools necessary to learn from those mistakes when they occur.
Our expert team of teachers also provides students with language to change the way they view challenges and obstacles they may be confronting. In the Lower School, challenges become opportunities, and obstacles are often overcome through problem-solving.
Students participate in Cougar Connections lessons where their social-emotional learning is the focus. In these lessons, students learn strategies, tools, and language to:
Begin understanding their own identities
Establish and maintain meaningful friendships
Respectfully engage with and disengage from conflict
Comprehend ways that different perspectives, experiences, and cultures make us stronger as individuals and as a community