Our Lower School academic program is carefully crafted and designed to meet and exceed the national standards, preparing our students for academic success in their Upper School years and beyond. The Lower School curriculum is accelerated to a year above most national public school systems. We strive to create a supportive learning environment that encourages creativity, critical thinking, and self-confidence where students are able to grow and thrive as lifelong learners.

Social and Emotional Development

We value a strong sense of community in the Lower School. Our students thrive and are more likely to take risks outside of their comfort zones socially, emotionally, and academically when they feel safe, cared for, and supported. In order to cultivate this strong sense of community, we kick off each day with a Morning Meeting. Students and teachers greet one another, share information about themselves, and engage in fun activities together to set the tone for the day.

Our Cougars of Distinction program focuses on six character pillars throughout the year: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

Lower School Curriculum

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