Kindergarten – 4th grade
The foundation upon which all future learning takes place
The Novus Academy faculty understands that no two children learn, develop, or mature at the same rate. Learning differences touch not only academic skills, but also the entire child and his or her family. Whatever the specific stumbling blocks to learning, frustration and uncertainty almost always accompany them.
At The Novus Academy, full attention is given to each student. Individual areas of strength are celebrated, struggles identified, and learning programs carefully developed. Throughout each day, Lower School students actively participate in multisensory instructional opportunities in reading, language arts, math, social studies, science, and fine arts. Opportunities for movement, development of Executive Functioning skills, and Social-Emotional learning is embedded within everything we do at Novus. The skills and strategies developed in our Lower School serve as the foundation for future learning and educational opportunities.
We work with students to help them identify “what they already know” and “what they are ready to learn next”. Guiding students to discover their areas of academic, social, and emotional strengths along with barriers to success are among the first experiences that all Novus Academy students have each year. The approaches we use result in healthy self-awareness and the desire of each student to work to achieve success. Students receive instruction within small classrooms based on their individual needs and the methodology that is best for them.
“The Novus Academy is the ideal, perfect, sent from heaven school for students who have ADHD or Learning Differences. What Kathy Edwards has developed at Novus needs to be recreated around the country, around the world. It is one of my dreams to work with her one day. If you love smart kids who have huge potential but are not being understood in school these days – if you “get it” – invest in the Novus Academy.”