Life in Lower School is pretty fantastic! Students continue to enjoy time with their classmates and primary teachers as well as continue to interact with special subject teachers throughtout their day. From Book Club in the first grade to the second grade play, from penpals in third grade to research papers in fourth grade, our Lower School program continues to build on the foundation from prekindergarten and kindegarten. Students begin to take on more and more responsibility and grow as independent thinkers and leaners!
With unmatched access to thriving downtown, our Lower School students benefit from having so many incredible educational opportunities just outside our door. The Lower School day is a busy one but continues to emphasize exploration, connection, compassion and community!
Field trips also play a key role in creating an authentic inter-curriculum experience for our students. Understanding more about the world (and city and state!) around them allows our students the opportunity to more deeply understand and apply the concepts they are learning about in the classroom. Our location in the heart of downtown plays a critical role in our ability to expose students in a safe but meaninful way to the amazing resources we have right at our doorstep -- including trips to the Children's Theatre, the Downtown Public Library, the Civil Rights Museum, and the McWane Science Center just to name a few!