In kindergarten at WCA, children set out on a journey to discover what is beautiful. This journey will take them all the way to the 5th grade and will take them up to the heavens and around the world. Books and play are a staple of our lower school experience.
Upon graduating Kindergarten, Lower School students will approach “the best which has been thought and said” in the form of E.D. Hirsch’s foundational Core Knowledge curriculum. Core Knowledge works in the same way as the ancient Trivium study of Grammar, inculcating young minds with the basic knowledge necessary to approach higher level thinking of Logic and Rhetoric.
American founder Thomas Jefferson said, "An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people," and E.D. Hirsch’s curriculum teaches children the knowledge they will need to assume their future roles as learned citizens of a democracy and builder's of God's kingdom.