An independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, DC

Lower School CurriculUm

Grades Kindergarten - 3

V enture into the hallways of Potomac’s Lower School and you will see children joyfully engaged in learning, whether in classrooms, the hallways, or the great outdoors. The Lower School curriculum encompasses a broad range of literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, technology, and more. Through Social Emotional Learning and Responsive Classroom strategies, we emphasize building cohesive classroom communities and developing collaborative learning skills.

Lower School parents enjoy a strong partnership with the school through frequent communication and participation in school activities. A weekly Sharing Assembly highlights student learning and builds self-confidence in our children as they share their talents in music, poetry, public speaking, and theater. Lower School children and families demonstrate their commitment to our mission of “generosity of spirit” as they actively engage in school-wide service learning. Students also benefit from interactions with older Potomac students through many exciting multi-age activities.

Lower School classes take advantage of the rich learning environment that is Potomac’s 90-acre home. Our students hike our trails, use their imaginations in our creative play spaces, and develop a deep appreciation for our beautiful campus and their stewardship of the land. All that we value at Potomac has its roots in the Lower School.