In April, kindergartners celebrated the Earth by planning and building a pollinator garden.
Lower School Grandparents and Special Friends Day 2021
Our curious, enthusiastic, and imaginative Lower Schoolers have made our learning community very special this year. From taking care of a butterfly garden to performing science experiments, our students are busy exploring and engaging with the world around them.
Welcome Message from the Head of Lower School
Lower School Assemblies
Friday assemblies are the highlight of our week in the Lower School. Please take a look at some of them!
Check out our class pictures!
Lower Students Projects
Read about what we are doing in the classroom!
The students in Ms. Smith’s first grade class created a “feelings word wall” – a social-emotional learning (SEL) activity that helps young people build and enrich their emotional vocabulary.
Second grade students launched their nonfiction and research unit of study by reading all about the mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds of the Eastern Woodlands.
This fall, the Lower School librarians, Michelle O’Hara and Lisa Roeder, shared books and held conversations about civic engagement and the election process.
Our students celebrated Book Fair with a book swap and book discussions with LS librarians Michelle O’Hara and Lisa Roeder.
Lower Schoolers have had a great time in art class this year!
With new health and safety protocols in place, Lower Schoolers were excited to be able to check out books from the library.
Our first graders enjoyed doing research for their nonfiction “All About” book projects.
In art class, LS students explored work by traditional and contemporary African American artists, such as the patchwork quilting community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, and Amy Sherald’s 2018 portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama wearing a contemporary quilted dress.
Lower School hosted a "Joyful Food Market," an event focused on collecting food donations for two Potomac community partners, Martha's Table and Cornerstones. Students eagerly contributed fresh produce and breakfast bars. The initiative was also part of the first grade's foundational service learning experience.
Third grade scientists had a great time working on their science displays, which were presented in a virtual format at this year's Science Fair.
Enjoy some of our photo galleries!