O'Neal's Lower School Holds Open House
The O'Neal School will be holding an open house for its Lower School Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Located in McMurray Hall, one of O'Neal's five facilities on its 40-acre campus, the Lower School serves students from pre-kindergarten age 3 through fifth grade.
Students are taught by caring, creative and highly knowledgeable teachers who strive to meet each student's learning needs with a variety of instructional methods.
The facility has spacious and beautiful classrooms well-equipped with appropriate learning materials at each level. Technology is integrated into every classroom and includes SMART boards, laptops and the recent addition of iPads for fifth grade.
In addition to their core classes, all Lower School students have Spanish class, where they learn the basics of the language as well as the Latin culture. They have a detailed physical education curriculum that includes swimming for students starting in kindergarten.
Presently under construction is an outdoor learning center, where students will experience learning in a natural setting as they interact with nature in play and work. This is adjacent to a popular playground.
The pre-kindergarten program offers a mixture of traditional instruction and center-based learning and play.
In addition to O'Neal's Extended Care Center, afterschool programs such as the Lower School Chorus, "Art in the Afternoon," LEGOs, yoga and an ecology club are offered.
The open house is being held during the morning hours of a school day so that visitors can see the teachers and students in action.
For more information on O'Neal's Lower School, visit the website www.ONeal School.org. For information about the open house, contact Alice Droppers, director of admissions, at (910) 692-6920, extension 103.
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