Curriculum Guide

High School Curriculum

LM's community of academic excellence and Christ-like love develops creative and innovative learners who are prepared for college, career, and life and ready to change the world through compassion, peacemaking and service.

While nurturing all gifts and talents, the high school program provides academic rigor that can propel students to top-notch colleges and universities or develop skills that launch careers in high-demand fields. Our comprehensive High School Curriculum offers a great variety of courses and programs, including AP courses, dual enrollment, STEAM, and electives in the fields of technology, agriculture science, spiritual formation, art, music, and many others.

LM offers services to ensure that students who learn differently are given a chance to realize their full potential through a focus on their academic, spiritual, and social growth. Students who might otherwise find it difficult to participate in the general education curriculum have the resources to achieve in the classroom through Individualized Academic Plans that create a roadmap for success. The Academic Support staff work with teachers to facilitate accommodations and differentiation of instruction to ensure that every student receives a quality education that meets their unique needs.

-Study Guide
-English 9 Foundations
-General Math

Through completing courses of study in Bible, students will
- integrate faith formation into everyday life as a citizen of God's kingdom
- be stewards of all that God has entrusted to us including creation, time, talents and treasure
- see and relate to every human being as a child of God and live into the promises of scripture with courage and humility
- seek to follow Jesus as a disciple who understands the call to mission and service

Courses:
Jesus’ Story
Global Christianity
Kingdom Living
Spiritual Formation

Through completing courses of study in Language Arts, students will
- be lifelong, reflective, and analytical readers
- write appropriately for various contexts, including work or business, education, and other life situations
- think critically and organize ideas in logical formats
- speak articulately and with poise in public speech

Courses:
English 9
English 10
Communication and Analysis
Career English
Advanced Writing
AP English Composition
AP Literature
Literature of the Bible
Themes in Literature
British Literature
US Literature
Journalism
Speech
Creative Writing
Yearbook

Through completing courses of study in Health and Physical Education, students will
- develop positive physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health
- demonstrate competency in and apply knowledge of a variety of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
- exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others
- recognize the value of life-long physical activity and health

Courses:
Personal Health Strategies
Principles of Lifetime Fitness
Consumer Health
Driver Safety Education
Foundations of Individual and Team Sports
Fall Team Sports
Spring Team Sports
Weight Training and Conditioning
Lifetime Sports

Through completing courses of study in the Sciences, students will
- gain an appreciation for the natural world and develop an understanding of the fundamental theories and laws that guide it
- think critically when presented with scientific claims and learn to use reason based on scientific understanding
- make informed decisions about well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life
- develop the skills necessary to support a future career in science and agriculture

Agriculture Courses
FFA
Introduction to Ag Science
Forestry and Environment
Wildlife and Fisheries Science
Animal Biotechnology
Horticulture
Ag Business Economics

Family and Consumer Science Courses
Foods and Nutrition I
Foods and Nutrition II
Nutritional Science
International Cuisine
Child Development
Fashion and Design I
Fashion and Design II
Housing and Interior Design

Science Courses:
Environmental Science
Biology
Chemistry
Honors Chemistry
Physics
Honors Physics
Anatomy and Physiology
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
Advanced Environmental Science
AP Physics

Introduction to STEAM
Construction Technology
Power Technology Small Engines
Welding and Mechanics Technology
Metal Working
Drafting Technology
Woodworking
Robotics
Senior STEAM Study

Through completing courses of study in the Fine Arts, students will
- cultivate a lifelong appreciation for the visual and performing arts
- experience and understand music and art from across time and around the world
- see music and art as a form of praise and prayer
- analyze music and art and the creative making process

Art Courses:
Survey of Studio Art
Drawing
Painting
Two-Dimensional Design
Sculpture
Art in Action
Ceramics
Advanced Studio
Digital Photography
Digital Art

Music Courses:
Voice Class
Music Theory
Piano Lab
Concert Choir
Guitar
Campus Chorale
String Orchestra
Concert Band
Jazz Ensemble

Through completing courses of study in Math, students will
- demonstrate fundamental understanding of core mathematical concepts
- solve mathematics problems clearly, concisely and correctly
- be competent problem solvers who can transfer and apply skills to real-world problems
- collaborate and work with others

Business Courses:
Introduction to Business
Business Math
Personal Finance
Entrepreneurship
Business Analytics

Math Courses:
General Math
Algebra I
Honors Algebra II
Algebra II
Honors Geometry
Geometry
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Statistics
AP Statistics
AP Computer Science Principles
Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science A

Through completing courses of study in Social Studies, students will
- solidify a national and global historical understanding as a means to better comprehend the present world, identify areas of passion and articulate a vision for the world
- build a base of historical thinking skills with a focus on thinking critically, recognizing casual relationships, analyzing change over time and building strong arguments
- practice the gift of curiosity to explore the vastness of history and social studies and, as a result, become practiced and interested learners to the people and stories around them
- model the teachings of Jesus by seeking stewardship, peace, compassion and reconciliation to local, national and global communities

Courses:
Global Studies
Recent World History
US History
Economics
Individual and Family Studies
Comparative Government
AP Modern World History
AP Psychology
AP US Government and Politics
AP US History
Honors Sociology

Through completing courses of study in World Languages, students will
- communicate proficiently in another language
- develop tools for lifelong language learning
- understand and appreciate another culture to become globally competent and culturally sensitive
- make connections between a student’s world and other cultures

German Courses:
German I
German II
German III
German IV

Spanish Courses:
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV
AP Spanish Language and Culture

ESL classes serve students who are learning English as a non-native language. The goal of ESL is to bring students to a level of English proficiency whereby they can participate fully in other academic courses and transition successfully to post-secondary education.

Initial placement for incoming students is based primarily on the English proficiency test score submitted with the student’s application (TOEFL iBT, TOEFL JR, ITEP SLATE or IELTS).

Movement between levels is determined by teacher recommendations, grades in ESL and other courses, and updated proficiency test scores. It is not uncommon for students to remain at the same level for multiple semesters. Since most colleges require a TOEFL iBT score of at least 80 for admission, students who desire to exit the high school ESL program are expected to score at least near that level.

Additional fees are charged for all levels of ESL. Fees are adjusted each semester to reflect the student’s current level. Please refer to our website or contact our business office for current ESL fees.

222A/222B ESL Level 2

9-12

Lancaster

Level 2 focuses on improving students’ basic English skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Class work and assignments are designed to help students increase their vocabulary and communication skills in order to participate in school life and work toward functioning in a regular classroom. Students in Level 2 do not take another English class. ESL Level 2 meets for three periods each day.

Credits -

.5

Duration -

1st or 2nd semester

223A/223B ESL Level 3

9-12

Lancaster

Level 3 serves to help improve students' English communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to a level where they can begin to function in a regular classroom. Students also receive language level appropriate assignments and testing in their regular courses as well as advocacy by the ESL Level 3 teacher. Students in Level 3 generally do not take another English class. ESL Level 3 meets one period each day.

Credits -

.5

Duration -

1st or 2nd semester

224A/224B ESL Level 4

9-12

Lancaster

Level 4 is designed to assist students with a smooth transition to all regular classes, especially English classes, without modifications. Students focus on vocabulary development, academic writing skills, literature reading and interpretation, and test-taking skills (especially the TOEFL iBT). ESL Level 4 students may, with teacher recommendation, take an additional English course. Students taking ESL 4 are required to take the TOEFL iBT, TOEFL JR., ITEP SLATE, or IELTS as a part of each semester's coursework and grade. A TOEFL/iBT score of 75 or equivalent is needed to successfully complete the program. In addition, students are required to participate in an extra-curricular activity.

Credits -

.5

Duration -

1st or 2nd semester

Middle School Curriculum

LM is committed to a student-centered, holistic education that helps students thrive academically at all levels of learning. Our values-based and hands-on approach infuses faith and LM’s core values into the total program, which builds a solid foundation for social and cognitive development. Middle school core curriculum includes Bible, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and World Languages.

Teachers authentically integrate faith into all subjects. All grades use Encounter, an Anabaptist faith formation curriculum, with an emphasis on a commitment to following the life and teachings of Jesus. Students are supported in their faith journeys through intentional groups, devotional times, and participation in a weekly chapel.

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The staff in the Academic Support program works with students in a holistic way that enables them to grow academically, spiritually, socially, and physically. LMS offers services to ensure that students who learn differently are given a chance to realize their full academic potential. Federal and state guidelines are useful to program design; however, LMS is an independent school and forms a program that best serves our students without the restrictions and requirements of strictly following government mandates.

The Academic Support staff partners with parents and teachers to provide students who might otherwise find it difficult to participate in the general education curriculum with the resources to achieve academic success in the classroom. The Academic Support program may include students with learning difficulties or disabilities.

LMS seeks to ensure students are included and successful in their least restrictive placement classes to the fullest extent that they are able. The Academic Support staff work with teachers to facilitate accommodations and differentiation of instruction. Accommodations and support are provided through an Individualized Academic Plan (IAP) for students who demonstrate a need.

This course parallels the regular English education course and focuses on developing writing skills, spelling frequently used words, and exploring literature. Students practice speaking skills through class discussions and presentations.

This course focuses on improving and developing arithmetic skills. Students receive practical mathematical skills for life as the course parallels the regular middle school math curriculum.

Middle school is an introduction to a wide variety of art techniques and processes. Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of design by working on specific projects including clay, printmaking, sculpture, painting, drawing and more. They will also work with the quality and function of line, geometric shapes and value drawing. Various artists will be introduced each year using their works as examples of the units being studied.

The Bible curriculum at Lancaster Mennonite is designed to teach biblical truth, strengthen Christian convictions and assist youth in their faith journey. God is recognized as Creator of the universe. The message of God's power and faithfulness is presented through the biblical story. We believe God's ultimate revelation has come in the incarnation of Jesus Christ.

Students are challenged to make Jesus both Savior and Lord of their lives. Students learn how the Church grew from a small group of believers in Palestine into the global body of Christ. Similarities and differences of Christianity's major branches are surveyed to discern their fundamental tenants of faith. The Sermon on the Mount and the Epistles become foundational as students are called to personal faith and a life of peacemaking, servanthood and mission.

These classes assist youth in their faith journey and show students God’s power and faithfulness through Bible stories. Students will be encouraged to choose Christ as their Savior and Lord. Topics of study include Old Testament prophets, exploration of God working throughout history (including the book of Acts), and the book of James. Students will also explore issues such as self-esteem and making choices within a biblical context. Worship is incorporated with biblical study.

This class will assist youth in their journey as it shows God’s power and faithfulness through Bible stories. The course offers a continuation of the unfolding drama of God’s creating and saving acts of grace throughout history. At this stage of development, students need models for healthy decision making. Thus, the sixth grade course begins with Israel’s exile in Babylon, includes the return to Judah, and culminates with God’s sending the Holy Spirit and calling the church. Bible memory will focus on the New International Version of the Holy Bible. Worship will be incorporated with biblical study.

The Business, Computer, and Information Technology curriculum is designed to meet the students' personal and career objectives, equipping students for the world of work, further education or mission. Emphasis is placed on both technical and personal skills necessary for success in the modern global business community.
Course work is designed to build a basic understanding of the world of business. An emphasis on ethics and stewardship challenges students to be responsible Christian citizens.

The study of language arts develops the communication skills students will need in their work place, in further education and in service for the Kingdom of God. As students read and respond to literature from various times and cultures, they begin to understand more about themselves, the world, and questions and values of their society. Learning critical thinking skills enables students to become discerning consumers of mass media. By reading on a regular basis, students establish reading habits which provide lifelong recreation and access to information. Thinking and communication skills enable students to articulate their ideas, feelings, values and faith.

Language Arts is integrated across the curriculum in grade 6. Students read widely, acquiring skills as they develop a love for reading. Grade 6 students have extensive writing opportunities to develop skills in composition and grammar. Students also develop skills in organization, listening, speaking, and study methods.

Students continue to develop their communications skills through extensive reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students write compositions, journal entries, essays, and reports. Students work individually and collaboratively, frequently on projects growing out of their studies in Bible and social studies. Skills in critical thinking develop as students learn to evaluate and synthesize multidisciplinary information.

Grade 8 Language Arts builds on communication skills developed in earlier years as students prepare for the transition to high school studies in composition and literature. Students read, study, analyze, and write about literature. Grade 8 students do extensive writing with a special focus on informative writing and responding to literature. Students develop skills in thesis statement construction, beginning research methods, grammar and sentence structure, and vocabulary. Career exploration is also a component of eighth grade reading and writing.

The Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum is designed to increase students' knowledge and skills in the area of human development, family relationships, consumerism, foods and nutrition, clothing and textiles, and housing and interior decorating. Our goal is to manage with reason and creativity the challenges across the life span of living and working in a global society. Emphasis is placed on the responsible and biblical use of resources which incorporate Christian values to enhance the quality of family life.

Middle school students will be taught the basic skills of sewing and food preparation through sewing and cooking projects. Stewardship of time and resources and concepts of etiquette, hospitality and godly character are emphasized. The study of nutrition, kitchen safety and use of equipment is included.

Grades 7 and 8

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the study of nutrition, meal planning and food preparation while utilizing high safety and sanitation standards. Through their study, students will learn time management skills and cooperation in a group as well as acceptable etiquette conduct at the table.

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic skills of hand sewing and machine sewing in an exploratory manner. Through their study, students will learn time management skills, how to read and follow written and oral instructions and cooperation in a group environment.

Maintaining physical health and development is essential for a Christian. Our bodies are the "temples of God" and therefore must be respected and cared for properly. Physical activities not only maintain healthy bodies but also provide an outlet for normal energies and stress. It is hoped that exercise combined with the classroom study of the physical and psychological person will instill in students a meaningful understanding of themselves.

Health (Grade 7): Health classes focus on developing good decision-making skills and being responsible for one's health. Topics include injury prevention and safety, individual growth and development, substance abuse, personal health, nutrition, and exercise. Health education in the middle school is articulated with the ninth grade curriculum

Physical Education: Students participate in activities involving cooperation, problem solving, and team building strategies. The overall theme throughout the year is to stress fitness and wellness in all of the activities. Students also learn the skills necessary for a variety of team sports.

Health classes focus on developing good decision-making skills and being responsible for one’s health. Topics include injury prevention and safety, individual growth and development, substance abuse, personal health, nutrition and exercise. Health education in the middle school is articulated with the ninth grade curriculum.

Students participate in activities involving cooperation, problems solving, and team building strategies. The overall theme throughout the year is to stress fitness and wellness in all of the activities. Students also learn the skills necessary for a variety of team sports.

Mathematics holds a central place in academic traditions and is a factor in the advancement of civilization. Mathematics is used in science and technology and is a basic tool for logical reasoning and decision-making processes. Mathematics is a common language in the global community and as such transcends national boundaries and becomes a useful model for the Christian community. Through mathematics, we see the beauty of God's creation as expressed in nature's symmetry and designs. It affirms God's awesome power.

Pre-Algebra 7: The course will focus on extensive problem solving and concepts that prepare students for algebra, including variables, expressions, and equations. Students also connect geometry with algebra by exploring symmetry, symmetry transformations and the Pythagorean Theorem. Scientific calculators are required.

Eighth Grade Math: The course will focus on extensive problem solving and concepts that prepare students for algebra, including variables, expressions, and equations. Students also connect geometry with algebra by exploring symmetry, symmetry transformations and the Pythagorean Theorem.

Algebra: This course focuses on extensive use of linear and simple quadratic equations, graphing, functions and relationships, and integrates geometry and algebra. Problem solving is emphasized. Scientific calculators are required. Students are also exposed to graphing calculators.

This course focuses on extensive use of linear and simple quadratic equations, graphing, functions and relationships, and integrates geometry and algebra. Problem solving is emphasized. Scientific calculators are required. Students are also exposed to graphing calculators. Students who received an A in algebra prior to entering eighth grade may take a high school geometry class.

The course will focus on extensive problem solving and concepts that prepare students for algebra, including variables, expressions, and equations. Students also connect geometry with algebra by exploring symmetry, symmetry transformations and the Pythagorean Theorem. Scientific calculators are required.

Sixth grade math serves as the bridge between the basics of elementary school math and higher levels of math. The course refines computational skills and develops problem-solving skills. Students will investigate the following strands of mathematics through hands-on activities and exploratory exercises: measurement, patterns and number theory, fractions, decimals, geometry, statistics, probability, ratio, proportion and percent.

The course will focus on extensive problem solving and concepts that prepare students for algebra, including variables, expressions, and equations. Students also connect geometry with algebra by exploring symmetry, symmetry transformations and the Pythagorean Theorem. Scientific calculators are required.

Music is an art form expressed in composing, performing, participating and listening, and is an important element in worship. What students experience and explore in music at Lancaster Mennonite School can significantly impact music in the church, cultivating aesthetic enjoyment, social and cultural understandings, and a faith relationship with God. Music experiences, especially in ensembles, promote social as well as personal development. Skills developed in music can be used for a lifetime.

Sixth grade has a general music class throughout the school year and may also elect to be in one of the performing groups: Concert Band, Jazz Band, String Ensemble, or Choir. Seventh and eighth grades may elect music classes.

Members of band or orchestra normally are expected to provide their own instruments and be able to read music.

Science is a way of discovery that provides for intellectual stimulation and development. It is fundamental in helping to equip students to live responsibly in a technological world.

The marvels of the physical world reflect God's glory as both creator and sustainer. The tools of science help to explore the workings of nature and to unlock some of its wonders. We affirm that truth has its source in God. Therefore the discoveries of science, rightly understood, proclaim God as supreme in the physical as well as the spiritual realm.

The sixth grade science curriculum includes a study of the Earth’s changing surface, the waters of the Earth, inside the Earth, and meteorology. Students will broaden their understanding of and appreciation for the functions of God’s creation and learn about the importance of using resources wisely.

This course will focus on the characteristics of living things from bacteria to animals. Students will explore the fundamental qualities that hold true for all organisms as well as how the differences are classified. How life is passed on (cell structure and genetics) and life’s place in the world (environmental science) are also featured.

This inquiry-based course is a beginning study of interactions between matter and energy. Topics such as motion, force, and energy, sound and light, chemical interactions and molecular relationships will be studied. Students will gain awareness of the intricate workings within God’s creation.

Social Studies courses are taught within the context of Christian education. We recognize God's sovereignty in history and the affairs of humankind. A global emphasis encourages appreciation for the heritage and cultural diversity of our world. The study of current events and issues of human need reflect concern for peace and justice throughout the world. Students are challenged to become responsible citizens of their country with an ultimate loyalty to the Kingdom of God.

Sixth grade social studies focuses on early world history. The course begins with a study of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia and Africa. Students will then move on to ancient Greece, Asia (India and China), and Rome. The course will conclude with a study of the early Islamic civilization.

This course begins with a study of early African and Asian civilizations (400 to 1500 A.D.) Students will then move on to the emerging European kingdoms, the Byzantine Empire and the Middle Ages in Europe. The course will conclude with a study of the early civilizations in the Americas.

This United States history course will focus on the first Americans up to the Civil War. Grade 11 continues the study to the present day. Topics within this period of time include the Native Americans, English colonies, American Revolution, the creating of a republic, industry and growth, and western expansion. Students will also study civics as well as Pennsylvania and local history.

Experiences in Technology Education help students understand how to use knowledge, skills, materials and tools to solve problems and increase the potential of what they can do. Students learn within the context of Christian principles that emphasize wise use of resources, responsible applications of technology and innovative ways of using technology to benefit humanity.

These classes are hands-on and activity-based. They include the study of the definition and history of technology and culminate with the creation of a project. Technology learning activities include small group problem solving, building a model/object to solve a problem, and testing results and analysis.

Learning to communicate with people of other languages and understanding their way of life are essential skills in an increasingly interdependent world. As students listen to, speak, read and write a second language, they begin to develop a greater awareness and appreciation for the broad diversity of cultures in our world.

Those who travel or serve abroad find a second language an important key to developing meaningful relationships. Proficiency in a second language will also better prepare students for careers and witness which involve cross-cultural communication. Finally, learning another world language enables students to better understand their own language and can give them linguistic tools useful in other fields of study.

Seventh grade students take an exploratory language class. Student in 8th grade have the option to elect French, German, Spanish or Chinese languages, Level I, as described in the high school curriculum guide. Students in middle school study a language with the goal of taking the second level in high school.

Elementary School Program

LM’s elementary program emphasizes foundational academic and social skills within a restorative justice framework that nurtures the whole child and helps them develop a strong community with teachers and classmates. Hands-on learning experiences provide students the opportunity to apply their learning, build knowledge, and develop critical thinking.

Elementary school core curriculum includes Bible, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Our instructional models include whole class, small group, and individual teaching so that students can achieve success.

Teachers authentically integrate faith into all subjects. All grades use Encounter, an Anabaptist faith formation curriculum, with an emphasis on a commitment to following the life and teachings of Jesus. Students participate in daily devotions and attend chapel weekly.

The English Language Arts program seeks to build competent and confident readers who can decode accurately and fluently, while comprehending what they read. Students also learn to see themselves as capable, skilled writers who can express ideas in narrative, informational, and opinion formats. The ELA curriculum centers on instruction from the Collaborative Classroom.

The Math program works to develop conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills in arithmetic, data, probability, geometry, algebra, and functions. Students not only practice math skills, but they find innovative ways to apply this information to solve real problems. The Math curriculum is from Everyday Math.

Elementary students engage with concepts in science and social studies that connect to their learning in math and language arts while providing the opportunity to use design thinking and the Makerspace.

Spanish Immersion Program

The Spanish Immersion program enables English-speaking students to develop proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in both Spanish and English while meeting the same academic standards as other LM students. The program begins in Kindergarten and continues through High School. SI students use the same curriculum and materials as their English counterparts, with the exception of having these resources in Spanish.

Steam & Design-thinking

Our STEAM program seeks to make connections between science, technology, engineering, art and math so that students can collaborate and apply learning to real-world problems. Elementary students participate in a Makerspace course that walks them through the design-thinking process so that they are learning skills that can be further integrated into class projects. Teachers also take advantage of the MakerSpace for experimenting and hands-on learning within their own subject areas. In addition, students have the opportunity to use our 95 acre campus as an outdoor classroom, and for exploration and application of content learning

Integrated Arts

LM provides opportunities for all students to develop and nourish creativity and a deeper understanding of God and the world through STEAM, visual art, physical movement, and music. Elementary students participate in the following Integrated Arts courses: 

  • Art 
  • General Music 
  • Makerspace
  • Physical Education
  • Instrumental music lessons (4th grade)

Early Childhood Program

Early Education lays the foundation for success in life and school. Action-based learning stations, free play, guided play, and structured lessons help students develop social-emotional and academic skills, while building upon the child’s natural curiosity to develop a love of learning at an early age.

Faith and LM core values are infused into every aspect of early childhood learning. Teachers create a nurturing environment in which young children know that they are loved by God and are valuable members of a community. LM strives to incorporate restorative practices in our classrooms and school so that even young children can learn how to reconcile and restore relationships. Students encounter Jesus as the center of our faith, community as the center of our life and reconciliation as the center of our work.

Pre-Kindergarten

LM’s PreK program balances developmentally appropriate academics, learning through play, and a faith formation emphasis. Students in PreK are guided to consider how they can love and care for each other and live peacefully. Bible lessons from the Encounter curriculum focus on the life and ministry of Jesus and relate to children’s families and congregations.

Our PreK program uses The Creative Curriculum, designed to foster creativity, discovery, and critical thinking through hands-on, project-based investigations. Students spend most of the school day learning through play in the classroom and on the playground, developing important social skills and independence.

LM is a PA PreK Counts provider, offering high-quality, tuition-free PreK for income-eligible families. LM recognizes the impact that affordable Pre-K has on the success of students and our community. Other scholarship opportunities are also available. To see if you qualify, visit: www.lancastermennonite.org/prek-counts-program.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten is offered five full days per week. Parents can choose a four-day (M-Th) or five-day program. Students must be five years old by September 1 to attend.

LM’s full-day Kindergarten program balances an academically rigorous literacy and math program with built-in time for play-based learning and imaginative play. Our kindergarteners learn math by counting, measuring, comparing and discovering patterns in everyday life through hands-on activities and games. They develop literacy through a systematic, sequential program of foundational skills that lead to meaningful comprehension of level-appropriate texts. 

In addition, Kindergarteners engage with concepts in science and social studies that connect to their learning in math and language arts while providing the opportunity to use design thinking and the Makerspace. 

LM’s Spanish Immersion program begins in Kindergarten and offers English-speaking students the opportunity to develop proficiency in Spanish while learning the same curricular content as their peers. The program then continues through High School. 

In every aspect of learning, students grow cognitively and socially so they are prepared for future success.

Integrated Arts
LM provides opportunities for all students to develop and nourish creativity and a deeper understanding of God and the world through STEAM, visual art, physical movement, and music. Early childhood students participate in the following Integrated Arts courses: 

  • Art 
  • General Music 
  • Makerspace
  • Physical Education