Welcome to the Lower School

In the Lower School, children’s natural energy for learning finds momentum with our teachers’ passions for creating challenging experiences that meet them right where they are. Children are active learners, and when they learn by doing, they begin to connect one idea to another—a process that continues as they build foundational skills for scholarship and develop into more abstract thinkers and problem solvers. We have high ambitions for our students as they discover what it means to be an active member of a learning community and to contribute to their classroom, their school and eventually to the greater world.

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“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

Grades 3 and 4 Weaving Project