Welcome From The Lower School Director
Westmark's Lower School curriculum is designed to spark the imaginations of our youngest students in grades 2-5. Our small class sizes allow for individualized instruction and students are offered a comprehensive academic program, with emphasis on developing reading skills. Using research-based methodoligies, grades two through five receive reading instruction for two hours per day in small group settings. The goals are to develop symbol imagery, increase sight word recognition and increase speed of phonemic awareness. In addition, students develop the ability for further reading comprehension, oral language, following directions and expressive language and writing skills.