Lafayette’s Pre-K uses Creative Curriculum — a comprehensive, research-based program that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Our littlest students are engaged in hands-on, project-based investigations, which help them build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills and prepare them for literacy and numeracy.
From Kindergarten through 5th grade, students are challenged to become curious observers, independent thinkers, collaborative partners, and mindful community members.
Our students’ core curriculum focuses on English Language Arts (ELA), math, writing, social studies, and science and is enhanced by both special subjects and Lafayette project-based traditions. Additionally, students are able to access differentiated instruction every day during WIN (What I Need) time as well as to participate in other focus areas, like STEM activities or the student newspaper, during Flex Time.
Each K-2nd grade class has a homeroom teacher who teaches all core curriculum subjects. Grades 3-5 are departmentalized, with one teacher for ELA and social studies and another for math and science.
For more information about the curriculum, see DCPS Academic Programs.