Classes and Programs available to Lower School students

Three Academic Program Choices Plus Extracurricular

Circle offers a variety of options to parents who want to actively participate in the education of their children. Circle’s Lower School is comprised of three educational programs – Explorations (K-3rd), Foundations (K-6th), and Frameworks (4th-6th). Although connected as one Lower School, each elementary program has a unique focus and distinct requirements. Circle also offers numerous extracurricular classes in addition to the Lower School programs.

In all three programs, there are class days and home days. Our Lower School programs meet one day a week and provide Home Lesson Plans for the other days of the school week. Families can choose between two campus locations – our Oviedo campus at CrossLife or our Winter Park campus at Calvary Orlando.

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Grades K-3

The Explorations program (Grades K-3rd) offers unit studies built around great children’s literature. Stories come to life through hands-on lessons in Reading Comprehension, Writing Composition, Science, Social Studies, Bible, and Art in the classroom and at home. Explorations offers one page-turning adventure after another!

Grades K-6

The Foundations program (Grades K-6th) embarks on a year-long study of a historical time period, examining the events and culture of the era. This engaging learning environment provides a survey of History, Bible, Science, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts. In 2018-19, we will focus on the Ancient World.

Grades 4-6

The Frameworks program (Grades 4th-6th) offers a structured classroom environment, where teachers plan, assign, and grade required coursework. Frameworks covers the core academic subject areas of Literature, Writing, History, and Science. Students attend class one day a week to receive teacher instruction, turn in schoolwork, and prepare for home education days, which are guided by a Weekly Assignment Sheet.

Grades K-6

Circle’s offers extracurricular classes that can be purchased independently of our Lower School programs. For the 2018-19 school year, we will be offering a wide selection of Arts, Athletics, Hands-on Science, and STEAM classes.

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