Elementary Education (PreK-6)

The Foundation of Learning

Indy STEAM labThe elementary school years form the foundation from which students can discover their passions and grow into lifetime learners.

At Lakota, we take very seriously the responsibility to support our youngest students in their mastery of core subject areas like math, reading, science, and social studies. Different curricular programming like Response to Intervention (RtI), allows our teachers and staff to respond to the individual learning levels of students.

Innovation & Exploration

Our innovative elementary STEAM2 labs, called Wonder labs in our early childhood schools, give students early exposure to the STEAM2 fields - science, technology, engineering, applied arts/design, mathematics, and medical - through the STEAM2 "Engineering is Elementary" curriculum adopted in Lakota's elementary classrooms. The approach is all about intersecting these high-demand career fields with the ability to inquire, problem-solve, collaborate as a team, and communicate more effectively.

Our early childhood and elementary learners also participate in year-round daily specials. This daily rotation provides different learning experiences in the areas of art, music, physical education, technology, STEAM2, and health/wellness.  

Character Development

Character education is an important component to our curriculum at Lakota, at all grade levels, but especially at the elementary level. Lakota schools follow a concept known as Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, or PBIS, which centers around guiding principles like respect, integrity, positivity, citizenship, compassion, and teamwork.

We hope your student is challenged through his/her Lakota elementary experience and most importantly, enjoys exploring his/her interests and passions before having even more opportunities at the junior high and high school levels.

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