Kindergarteners to fifth graders at Severn are creative, confident, and engaged young learners who are encouraged to explore purposeful play, healthy risks, and active learning.
Our goal, in every classroom and subject area, is to make learning relevant to student’s lives. Sometimes that means using technology to dig deeper into a research project, other times it calls for hands-on experimentation. Whatever the means, we want our students to connect meaningfully with the world around them, and never pass up an opportunity to learn.
Stop by our Chesapeake Campus, and you'll find kindergarteners learning arithmetic by physically acting out fact families, second graders learning about entrepreneurship by raising the capital to start a business, and fifth graders putting their engineering skills into practice as they learn about various types of bridges, build their own models and present the various support systems needed.
Our Lower School fosters a child-centered learning environment that promotes academic and social achievements for students as individuals and as cooperative members of a group. We believe that young learners have various learning styles, strengths, and areas of growth, and our instructional strategies, activities, and assignments are differentiated to include multi-sensory approaches, materials, and content. Our cross-curricular connections enable students to see how learning is connected across subject areas. Students are engaged in the processes of learning through exploration, discovery, direct instruction, guided practice, individual practice, reflection, and revision.