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Lower School Curriculum

The lower school’s academic program emphasizes the core subjects of reading, writing, grammar, history, and STEM fields – science, technology, engineering, and math – from an early age, so that students build strong, diverse skills and can take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities in the world around them. The curriculum also includes performing and fine arts, health, physical education, public speaking, and community service. Students continually experience many hands-on activities, from drawing and measuring natural discoveries in the Playscape, to building medieval castles of found materials, to coding, to singing and playing music for audiences large and small, to building a treasure box in the Woodshop, to designing cars for 3D printing in the Engineering Lab. They love the daily chances to enjoy learning new skills, to engage with classmates, and to create something for the world.

Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten 

Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5



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