Core Subjects and Curriculum

Curriculum for a life of discovery.

Language Arts

Quality literature and a process-oriented writing program give students the foundation they need to communicate ideas, develop word knowledge, fluency and comprehension.

Science

Children dive into elements of life science, physical science and earth science both in the classroom and outdoors while exploring our campus.

Mathematics

Our Math in Focus program emphasizes Singapore Math concepts, skills and problem solving brought to life with hands-on instruction and practice.

Social Studies

With an emphasis on the early stages of research and organization, children explore culture, history, geography, citizenship and global connections.

"If a student takes a particular interest in an aspect of class, we work together to...dig a little deeper to find things that the students can connect with, and use that as a way to give them the confidence to work through problems at an early age.”

Sarah Garner
Lower School Visual Arts Teacher

Curricular and Extracurricular Activities

Physical Education

Teamwork is learned by participating in daily physical activity, working with others to achieve goals and have fun.

Curricular and Extracurricular Activities

Fine and Performing Arts

Create, act and sign your way into our drama, music and visual arts programs.

Curricular and Extracurricular Activities

World Languages

An introduction to Spanish language and Latin American cultures highlights literature, music, geography and dance.

Curricular and Extracurricular Activities

After-School Programs

Continue learning outside of school hours with Extended Day, Enrichment Classes, Holiday Camp, Scouting Programs and Parent-led Recreational Team Sports.

Curricular and Extracurricular Activities

Special Programs and Experiences

The many Lower School activities range from Beasley Art Gallery Night, Fourth Grade Play, field trips and skate week to Grandparents and Special Friends Day, Second Grade Opera Production, Third and Fourth Grade Chorus and much more.

Quick Facts

6:1 student-teacher ratio in the Lower School

36% of our student body school-wide identify as students of color

40+ new Lower School students come from more than 25 different public, private, religious and independent schools/preschools