The Grade 1 Program at Derby emphasizes respect for each individual, consistently challenging students in a supportive environment. Whether it is during small group instruction that addresses an area of opportunity or encouraging expansion and exploration, each facet of the instruction is intended to meet the individual needs of our students. Grade 1 students develop a sense of pride in their work that promotes life-long learning.

Lower School Curriculum

Grade 1 Highlights

  • Building Construction
  • Bridge Building Workshop with the Museum of Science
  • Vegetable Planting in the Children's Garden
  • "Just Right" book buckets
  • Original Toy Creations and Fair
  • Special 50 & 100 Days of School Celebrations
  • Allerton House Visit

Classroom Teachers

List of 2 members.

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