The Grade School Department implements a curriculum that reflects various disciplines designed to produce graduates who are academically competent, responsible and committed to service and social transformation.
The Principal is the chief executive officer of the Grade School Department who oversees the implementation of its academic and co-curricular programs. This is made possible by supervising academic unit heads who make sure that their units’ activities and programs are aligned with the school’s mission and strategic goals. Relatedly, the Principal coordinates planning and budgeting among the different units so that the school functions efficiently and smoothly.
There are three (3) administrators who report directly to the Principal: the GS Vice Principal for Academics (HS VPA) and the Lower Grades Vice Principal for Operations (LG VPO) and the Upper Grades Vice Principal for Operations ULG VPO.) The GS VPA supervises curriculum and instruction and sees to it that all instructional programs are continually reviewed, evaluated and upgraded. The GS VPO oversees student management, discipline and schedule of classes and activities. To ensure also that the school’s policies on discipline are implemented and enforced, one(1) Student Formation Officers work closely with the UG VPO.
The Grade School Department consists of eight grade levels from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6. There are 12 learning areas that encompass the instructional program. These are Language, Reading, Filipino, Science, Math, Social Studies, Christian Living, Music, Art, Physical Education and Health, Computer Technology, Home Economics and Livelihood Education.
In addition, there are special programs across disciplines that are being implemented to deliver relevant and progressive learning.
In Science, Robotics is incorporated in the curriculum starting in Grade 4, although it has been offered for many years as a club starting Grade 4.
In Reading, the school has been partnering for three years with Scholastic in strengthening the competencies of students.
A program called Goals for Excellence in Math is in place to enrich the skills and competencies of students who have special gift in this area.
In Music, special programs in Rondalla, Chorale, Strings, and Band are offered starting Grade 5 while that of Strings begin in Grade 2.
The Special Filipino Program is also offered to assist non-Filipino speakers with no formal education in this area. The students belong to this program for three years or until such time that they are ready to be part of the regular instruction program.
The PEARL or the Personal Mobile Learning Program allows for the integration of technology in the teaching-learning process. This program is offered to Grades 5 and 6. The DLSZ technology-enabled classroom environment equips the student to construct meaning from the learning experiences in class and to express new understandings through varied media.
In all these educational initiatives, the school strives to achieve Lasallian excellence in a world-class learner-centered environment that promotes holistic formation and 21st century skills for its learners.