The Lower School’s superior academics are enhanced by unique programs that promote crucial growth and development of our youngest students. Our academically and intellectually rigorous curriculum emphasizes the mastery of essential skills through collaborative inquiry and customized learning environments.
The core curriculum of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies is enhanced with the seven Specials that provide innovative approaches to problem-solving through age-appropriate instruction.
ODA’s culture of innovation is balanced with rich traditions designed to teach critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.Our educational approach lays the foundation for lifelong learning from curious students who seek to understand the world around them.
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The "Four Cs": creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking provide the foundation for our early childhood program.