The Lower School is a combined elementary and middle school. In its academic program, the elementary level emphasizes essential skills in reading, writing, and mathematics with an eye toward developing orderly, logical thinking and powers of critical observation and expression. The students in the middle-school grades, Forms I and II, having gained confidence and ability in the elementary program, prepare for Upper School through a departmentalized secondary-level experience.
In each successive grade, we encourage students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning. We hope that along the way they gain a deeper understanding of themselves and others, learn to work independently and cooperatively, and use their growing knowledge and ability for their own sake and for their communities.