Elementary & Middle School
The elementary program at Londonderry encompasses first through eighth grades. All classrooms are mixed age groupings, with 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th, and 7th and 8th combined.
The Londonderry philosophy views the student as a natural and curious learner with the teacher as a facilitator in the learning process. The teacher establishes a varied and flexible daily routine that allows for individual, small group and whole class learning to take place. Student conversations and discussion are encouraged. A supportive learning environment is created where students can question, risk and learn from mistakes and each other. Critical thinking and problem solving are fostered.
Elementary students spend the mornings and at least three afternoons per week in their self-contained classrooms. Special morning and afternoon classes introduce students to a variety of topics and specialized subjects, such as art, science, history, computers, Spanish, music and physical education. Students enjoy two or more recess periods per day of free choice active outdoor play.