ACADEMICS | Lower School

LOWER SCHOOL consists of 30+ students in Grades K-6 who are immersed in an in-person, co-ed school environment.

Our homeschool program fosters collaboration. The “free range” approach enables students to pursue their academic interests. Through Socratic discussion and active listening our teachers provide students and parents with thoughtful feedback, guidance, and support throughout the 28-week academic school year. RESERVE your child’s seat today.


One key focus at the elementary level is teaching students the scientific method. Students are encouraged to complete a project-based curriculum by either (1) entering the HCHC sponsored Science Fair, or (2) participating in the BMI Engineer Challenge.

  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
  • Animal Science


Images are selected by the class. The instructor guides students through the painting process while modeling painting techniques. Informational books and videos related to the day’s work are shared and presented during the “drying session”. After each class students take home their works of art.


Students are taught by classically trained musicians. Lessons include music theory and may require the purchase of additional books not included in tuition. Instrumental instruction is available for the following:

  • Flute
  • Guitar*
  • Piano
  • Violin


Students learn the basics of chess. Students learn fast decision-making skills, evaluate alternatives, and learn multiple ways to win through guided instruction and opportunities to play opponents. This course improves:

  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Abstract Reasoning


Students must be at least 8 years old to enjoy the following handson, weekly inperson instruction led by certified instructors at satellite locations.  Older, elementary students have the opportunity to partake in these niche activities:

Organic Farming
Sports Fencing
Horseback Riding


Students are taught by native speakers. Instructors focus on students speaking, reading and writing while learning about dialects, history, and the customs of the country. Languages offered include:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish


Students participate in seasonal team sports under the guidance of a professional Coach or Fitness Trainer in various sports including:

  • Tennis*
  • Soccer
  • Archery*
  • Fencing*
  • Basketball*
  • Flag Football
  • Fitness Training

(*) Must be at least 8 years old

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