Message from our LS Faculty
Welcome to Lower School!
At Clariden, we believe every child is a thinker, dreamer, innovator, and community member. It takes the right educators with a strategic approach to academics to help students love to learn and to feel empowered throughout their academic careers.
Clariden Lower School faculty prepares their students for the academic rigor and opportunity awaiting in our Middle and Upper School communities. Students engage in various projects throughout the school year that meet and exceed state standards aligning with TEKS. STEAM activities are also brought into the classroom daily via “Makers Spaces” and specialized lessons. Our award-winning, Project-Based learning environment promotes creativity and academic excellence. Projects are supported through content time (Math, Science, English, History, etc.) and tied to real-life issues. Projects are enhanced through instruction from mentors, experts, field study and, for older elementary students, travel.
Imagine a school wholeheartedly dedicated to creating a learning experience around each student’s unique needs and passions. That’s Clariden. Within intimate and dynamic classes, our faculty pushes students to realize the depth of what they’re truly capable of. We welcome you to explore the rest of the Lower School webpage and visit our beautiful campus to see, first-hand, the “Clariden Difference.”
The Lower School Team
Program Overviews at the Best Private School in TX
Project-Based Learning at our Private School in Dallas
Project Based Learning (PBL) is the heart of the educational experience at Clariden. Every grade, from preschool to Grade 12, builds their academic year around four or more engaging, multi-disciplinary projects. The PBL projects are generated to rigorously address and exceed Texas Curriculum Standards, while incorporating student interests.
Projects are driven by rich, real-world, and relevant research questions. The learning process simulates the way problems are solved in the workforce: through team effort, exploration, testing, and evidence-informed conclusions. Projects combine research, composition, public speaking, and presentation skills. Each project framework includes goals, methods, lessons, timeline and assessments.
The PBL Framework:
- Driving Question
- Learning Outcomes
- Concepts Introduced
- Technology Introduced
- Field Study
- Presentation of Learning / Assessment