In the Lower School, we lay a strong academic foundation and promote a love of learning that will last boys a lifetime. We cultivate passionate readers and writers, foster analytical thinking and problem solving, and nurture creativity and innovation. Cooperation, respect, trust, and teamwork begin here.
Our Lower School curriculum is divided into core classes and “specials.” Core classes, taught by the homeroom teacher, include language arts, math, and social studies. “Specials,” such as music, art, science, physical education, Spanish, and library/technology, are taught by specialists in each field. A general description of each class offered in the Lower School is provided below.
The Lappin Skills Center
Lower School students receive extensive individual support within the classroom. When a boy needs extra assistance, the Lappin Skills Center provides individualized, remedial instruction in reading, writing, phonics, spelling, study skills, and mathematics. Each student’s program is designed to meet his individual objectives based on classroom performance assessments and standardized test scores. On-site assistance allows for frequent communication between a student’s tutor and his teachers.