The Oakridge Lower School is comprised of grades one through four. First and second grades have a maximum of 19 students and third and fourth grades are limited to 20 per class. There are three classes of each grade.
The Lower School offers a superior academic and enrichment program. In addition to the mastery of basic skills in academic areas, children are encouraged to become thoughtful problem solvers and lifelong learners. Character growth is an important aspect of an Oakridge education. Lower school students are guided toward making good choices and being good citizens. The student population is diverse, and appreciation of differences is encouraged.
The Lower School faculty, in addition to the classroom teachers, includes specialists in art, music, foreign language, computer, physical education, reading and math enrichment. The specialists and classroom teachers work closely together to integrate learning and engage all learners.
First and second grades are self-contained classrooms with the exception of their enrichment classes. In third and fourth grades, students rotate among the grade level teachers for instruction. Reading and Math enrichment classes are also available for students in grades 1-4. Student participation in musical productions, plays, art shows, field days, and community service activities helps round out the Lower School curriculum.