Welcome to the Lower School

This is where it all begins! Children come to us with a natural curiosity and a desire to learn; it is our responsibility to keep those qualities alive and growing. We seek to help our children build a strong foundation of basic skills and a sense of confidence in themselves as learners. A challenging curriculum set in a warm and supportive environment allows children to take intellectual risks and permits them to make mistakes. With support from caring and committed teachers, our students discover and develop their own unique talents and abilities. We encourage them to take to heart the motto of the Lower School: "Be the Best of Whatever You Are."

Noreen Lidston
Head of the Lower School


Lower School Curriculum

The Lower School provides a nurturing atmosphere where children learn to be curious, creative, and questioning. Emphasizing basic reading, writing, social studies, and math skills, the curriculum is integrated across subjects to reinforce the learning experience. No matter what subject the children are exploring, teachers blend academic and personal growth in activities that foster a love of learning and strong self-esteem.


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