Welcome to the Lower School

We are a learning community, a place of sharing of ideas and diverse perspectives, and what’s afforded when we work and play together. Our students learn by doing, and they begin to connect one idea to another, a process that continues as they grow and develop into more abstract thinkers. In the supportive and academically stimulating environment of an all-girls school, students in the Lower School feel free to express themselves and to develop their individual voices. Our goal is for each student to feel that Spence is her second home. We work hard to continually create an environment where she can find her full self—her race, ethnicity and culture reflected in our program and in our building. 
 
Elizabeth Causey, Head of Lower School

Explore Our Curriculum

PROGRAM section

“We want our students to value curiosity and flexible thinking. From early on, they learn that good questions are almost more important than good answers.”

— Lizzy Dickson, Grade 4 Teacher

Identity, Voice and Activism: A tour of Ms. Abrams’ Classroom