Young children come to school with a natural desire to make sense of their world and to find meaning in their learning through opportunities to investigate, inquire, experiment, and exchange ideas. They learn best when activities are purposeful and when there are opportunities for choice in an environment with high expectations. The Lower School provides a warm, friendly, and invigorating environment where children from kindergarten through fourth grades can learn and grow to be confident and competent learners.
We are committed to diversity and embrace a culture in which there is comfort in noticing and talking about differences, as well as in recognizing the feelings and wishes we all share. Empathy, self-control, cooperation, respect and caring for one another are the main threads of the fabric of who we are and what we hope to instill in young children.