What Makes Us Outstanding

The essence of our girls-centered education begins in the Lower School where, as girls, we develop self-awareness, independence and resilience in an environment created totally to meet our needs and style of learning. The holistic approach combines all disciplines into a developmentally appropriate learning experience. As Bay View students, we are enthusiastic learners who thrive in a school where teachers see the gifts and talents of each and every one of us.  From the core subjects of  reading, mathematics, religion, social studies and science, to the Spanish classroom, the robotics and technology lab, the Athletic Wellness Center, the choral room, keyboard lab and orchestra, Bay View girls experience a rich learning environment that’s both engaging and challenging.

Here, religious study begins in the Early Childhood Program and carries through the primary and intermediate grades. Through daily prayer, class discussions and Bible stories, Bay View girls learn about the life of Jesus. At your level of development, you are presented with doctrine, become an active participant in prayer services and Liturgies and are introduced to scripture readings that support the concepts taught in the classroom. The much loved grade four Lives of the Saints project has become part of the tradition of the school. Morning prayer in the garden during the months of October and May, the May Crowning and the Stations of the Cross are opportunities for students to lead the community in prayer. Students of all faiths are welcome at Bay View.  You enrich us with your faith traditions.

At Bay View, the Lower School faculty has an average of twelve years experience. Seventy percent of the teachers hold Masters Degrees and several more are currently enrolled in Masters Degree programs.  The Spanish teacher, a Sister of Mercy, lived in Honduras. Hermana Sheila brings her experience with the language and the culture to the classroom. Four teachers are Mercy Associates who are currently involved in bringing the Mercy Charism to the Lower School through the formation of a young Mercy Action club. All teachers engage in professional development annually by their attendance at national and regional conferences such as the NAEYC conference, the ISTE conference, the NCEA conference and the National Coalition for Girls Schools STEM conference recently held at Wellesley College.

 
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