Welcome To Lower School
In the Lower School, continuous learning is a part of our daily lives as students, teachers, leaders and community. We believe it is important to be grounded in theory, research and an understanding of effective classroom practice. Through best practices, modeling, and engagement, we strive to set the example of what continuous learning looks like both in and out of the classroom. We know that enthusiastically engaged students are the best learners. Our teachers strive everyday to create a learning environment where children are making connections to the curriculum, to each other, to their lives and to others around the world through experiential and hands-on learning. Students learn how to construct and validate meaning through purposeful reflection, investigation and connected thought.
A strong supportive connection between teacher and student is necessary to facilitate individual growth in both the academic and social-emotional areas of development. We approach our craft with humility, charting a course for learning through differentiated instruction, carefully taking into account that each child’s journey will be different, personal and inspirational. Our exceptional teachers, who have taken advantage of the most current professional development programs, know and inspire each child in a dynamic educational setting. The Lower School faculty works collaboratively with several specialists to plan and continuously update our rich, thoughtful and academically rigorous program. In addition to a strong, skills-based curriculum, students engage in project-based learning that affords them the opportunity to investigate topics at a level that challenges and taps their interests, learning styles, and natural intelligences.
In line with its commitment to service learning and multicultural education, the Lower School prepares its students to become responsible for themselves, their classmates, and the 21st century world around them.