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Finding the Learner Within

In the Lower School, it's our responsibility to inspire the mind and fire the heart of each child and help bring them out in full.
 
The Lower School is a school of tomorrow for the world of tomorrow. Our curriculum focuses on critical and creative thinking, connecting ideas and collaboration. It is challenging, engaging and exciting for all our boys and girls.
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Every opportunity awaits our Lower School students: acclaimed reading and writing programs, Spanish and French instruction all five years, a hands-on science program, a full arts curriculum, unique Innovation Labs, and much more. Challenged as learners and nurtured by faculty, Lower School students readily evolve into the confident, ambitious students they were gifted to be.
 
The Lower School curriculum, for first- through fifth-grade students, provides a solid foundation in all learning areas: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, Spanish and French, fine arts, character education, technology and physical education.
Lower School Students in Library
Fifth-grade trip to Space and Science Museum
Betabox Experience
Sphero Golf in Lower School
Lower School Field Day
First Grade Authors
America the Beautiful Presentation
Lower School Student on Playground
Lower School Students at Lab
Lower School Teacher and Students on Playground
Meet Some of Our Amazing Faculty

Sample Lower School Schedule

Lower School Schedule