The Lower Studies Division covers a period of four years, comprising grades fifth through eighth.  

The objective of these classes is a thorough knowledge of English grammar and usage, a foundation in composition, a proficiency in Latin grammar and syntax and a foundation in translation. This division consists of courses in English composition and literature, Latin grammar with corresponding reading, mathematics, history, geography, science, Christian doctrine. 

The sequence of studies is to serve as a guide for what a student may take during grades five through eight. The English, math and Latin course assigned will depend on assessment results. 

Typical Sequence of  Studies