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Academics

Lower School

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Lower School: Grades 1-5

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  • Building a Foundation

    Lakeview’s Lower School, grades first through fifth, combines a hands-on curriculum and a student’s natural curiosity about the world around them makes learning both academic and fun.  As students advance from first grade to fifth, they increasingly develop strong work habits and personal responsibility. In addition to our strong academics, physical education, music, drama, art, science, Spanish and technology are all part of our curriculum. The Lower School also makes use of the community as an extension of the classroom by offering field trips, guest speakers, and providing Arts in the School programs to enhance the curriculum. 

Extracurriculars

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  • Lower School Offerings

    • Chess (1st - 5th grade)
    • Robotics (3rd - 5th grades)

    Athletic Opportunities:

    • Basketball: (PreK 4 - 2nd Grade)
    • Cheer (PreK 4 - 3rd)
    • Golf (PreK 3 - 3rd Grade)
    • Tennis (PreK 3 - 5th Grade)

    Performing Arts Opportunities:

    • Ballet (PreK 3 - Kindergarten)
    • Drama - Students in 3rd - 5th grades participate in Drama as part of their Music rotation.

    Private Music Lessons: (beginning in Kindergarten)
    • Orchestra
    • Strings
    • Piano
    Private music lessons are available on a first-come-first-served basis, and offerings may vary. Billing is through the business office. 

    For More Information:
    Offerings may vary by semester. Please call the Lakeview Academy Lower School office at 770 532-4383, ext. 100.

Meet the Lower School Faculty and Staff

List of 36 members.

  • Photo of Mary Steensma

    Mary Steensma 

    Lower School Director
  • Photo of Krista Martin

    Krista Martin 

    Lower School Office Admin. Asst.
  • Photo of Kristi Baer

    Kristi Baer 

    Teacher, LS Science
  • Photo of Angela Ballenger

    Angie Ballenger 

    Teacher Assistant, 3rd Grade (Stokey) | LS Robotics Instructor
  • Photo of Heather Beverly

    Heather Beverly 

    Teacher, LS Drama and Music
  • Photo of Angela Bradley

    Angela Bradley 

    Extended Learning and Summer Camp Coordinator
  • Photo of Philip Chittaro

    Philip Chittaro 

    Teacher, LS PE | Coach, Varsity Cross Country and Soccer
  • Photo of Elizabeth Davis

    Elizabeth Davis 

    Teacher, 2nd Grade
  • Photo of Lauren Davis

    Lauren Davis 

    Teacher Assistant, PreK 4 (White)
  • Photo of Susan  Duggan

    Susan Duggan 

    Learning Support, LS
  • Photo of Kelly Fields

    Kelly Fields 

    Learning Support, LS
  • Photo of April Furber

    April Furber 

    Teacher, 5th Grade
  • Photo of Barbara Garvey

    Barbara Garvey 

    Teacher Assistant, 1st (Mingo)
  • Photo of Christine Gilbert

    Christi Gilbert 

    Teacher, 3rd Grade
  • Photo of Taylor Gilmer

    Taylor Gilmer 

    Teacher Assistant, 2nd Grade (Mrs. Leek)
  • Photo of Hope Harrison

    Hope Harrison 

    Teacher, LS Art | LPA President
  • Photo of Cynthia Jackson-Baker

    Cindy Jackson-Baker 

    Teacher Assistant, Kindergarten (Lindler)
  • Photo of Laura Johnson

    Laura Johnson 

    Teacher, 1st Grade
  • Photo of Cristina Leek

    Cristina Leek 

    Teacher, 2nd Grade
  • Photo of Kristen LeRoux

    Kristen LeRoux 

    Teacher Assistant, Kindergarten (Taylor)
  • Photo of Jessica Lovell

    Jessica Lovell 

    Teacher, 4th Grade
  • Photo of Nicole McGuire

    Nikki McGuire 

    Teacher, 4th Grade
  • Photo of Nichole Mingo

    Nichole Mingo 

    Teacher, 1st Grade
  • Photo of Ellen Partin

    Ellen Partin 

    Teacher Assistant, 1st Grade (Johnson)
  • Photo of Ana Patino-Osorno

    Ana Patino-Osorno 

    Teacher, LS Spanish
  • Photo of Janel Prince

    Janel Prince 

    Teacher, LS Social Studies
  • Photo of Hannah Robertson

    Hannah Robertson 

    Teacher Assistant, 2nd Grade (Davis)
  • Photo of Marguerite Schuster

    Maggie Schuster 

    Teacher, Learning Support, LS
  • Photo of Erin Stokey

    Erin Stokey 

    Teacher, 3rd Grade
  • Photo of Tina Thomas

    Tina Thomas 

    Teacher, 5th Grade
  • Photo of Karen Towles

    Karen Towles 

    Teacher, LS PE | Coach, Varsity Volleyball and MS Tennis
  • Photo of Ginger Williams

    Ginger Williams 

    Teacher Assistant, PreK 3 (Wilson)
  • Photo of Misty Williams

    Misty Williams 

    Librarian
  • Photo of Argea Young

    RJ Young 

    Teacher Assistant, PreK 4 (Lewis)
  • Photo of Renay Zimmel

    Renay Zimmel 

    Teacher Assistant, PreK 3 (Blankenship)
  • Photo of Janet Zottnick

    Lynn Zottnick 

    Teacher, LS Technology
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