When you foster curiosity & risk-taking, something remarkable happens.
Students become critical thinkers. Good hearts become great ones. And our students become the capable, ethical, and articulate leaders that take on the world.
Lower School Academics Overview
Lower School Curriculum Overview
Our Lower School students are actively engaged in the process of learning by our faculty nurturing their curiosity and instilling a love for learning. The Lower School curriculum emphasizes mastery of academic skills and content, as well as the development of social skills in the context of character education. Teachers have the freedom to meet curricular goals using the medium they feel works best, and seek to balance developmental and academic readiness.
Essential study skills like note taking and organization are woven into daily work and projects so students learn to apply these skills and are prepared to handle the work assigned.
Teachers help mold these growing scholars into capable, ethical, and articulate citizens — a process that takes time, but the results of which last a lifetime.
In addition to laying a solid foundation for Middle School and beyond, the Lower School specifically focuses on awakening the curiosity, excitement, and confidence that fuel a love of learning.