In the Lower School (grades PS-4), our curriculum provides a strong foundation on which to build. Students are taught skills and concepts, but are also encouraged to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to become inquisitive, independent learners. Students are respected for their learning styles and appreciated for their individual strengths and talents. Cooperative learning and leadership skills are promoted through our outdoor education classes and through our Classroom Jobs Program.
Our students’ active learning opportunities are enriched in a challenging, stimulating environment with alternative assessment, hands-on activities, and off-campus outings. All students study the core curriculum of language arts, math, science, and global studies. In addition, students are involved with art, Spanish, music, physical education, character education, outdoor education, and drama. The Lower School program strives to instill a love of learning in all students.