A Message from Nicole Girvan, Director of Lower School.
School fosters the joy of learning and close student-teacher relationships. At Browne, we strive to continue to finds ways to stay connected with the three
integral components: child, teacher, and parent. The parent-teacher partnership
is very important at Browne and integral to the Lower School. Teachers
and parents work closely to ensure that each child is developing and thriving.
diversity, character, and community are the four fundamental pillars that we
use to help shape and guide our students’ education and character. At Browne,
we are a strong community where students are encouraged to be individuals and
express the essence of who we are. Of equal importance is the need to help
youngsters establish good citizenship habits, respect for themselves and for
others, and pride in their accomplishments in and out of the classroom.
We are a
school who works hard to create an environment where there is an appreciation
for all learners.
Differentiated instruction is something we aim to do so that
we can meet the needs of the individual learner. Browne strives for its
curriculum to adhere to current standards and best practices. It is reassuring
to know that the entire Browne Academy community invests in the development of
the individual child.
work closely together, sharing insights about each child as that boy or girl
progresses from one grade to the next, formulating the next year’s classes with
the best academic, social, and emotional development plan for every child in
mind to build confidence, security, and independence.
In the Lower
School, we encourage students to question and explore new ideas, engaging in a
wide variety of learning activities and experiences. Students enhance their
critical thinking skills through our hands-on approach to subject areas like social studies, science, and math. A strong emphasis on language arts
encourages students to develop their love for reading as well as creative
writing and public speaking. A thorough investigation of French and Spanish
gives students at Browne an opportunity to explore both languages and cultures.
We offer specialty classes in technology, art, music, physical education, and
class size allows teachers to closely monitor students’ development and
challenge them with age- and ability-appropriate activities. Our overarching
goal is to guide children in the Lower School as they make a positive and
productive transition to the Middle School years fully equipped with
confidence, a strong academic foundation, and a curiosity for learning.
encourage children to develop a level of curiosity that motivates them to
become strong independent learners with a wide variety of skills at their
fingertips. Within these goals we aspire that all of our students understand
and appreciate Browne Academy’s four core values: Character, Community,
Excellence, and Diversity.