“Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued.”Dr. Brené Brown
Our Lower School is a warm and welcoming community within a vibrant and connected Kindergarten to Grade 12 experience. Our teachers work in partnership with our families to forge the right path for each child. Our students are known and cared for as individuals. We foster the development of students’ independence, self-reliance, and initiative.
Students are provided with a wide variety of opportunities to develop their personal strengths and curiosity through academics, leadership opportunities, co-curriculars, experiential education, and community service. From the Invention Convention to reading buddies, Science Olympics to public speaking, or chapel services to the Father Bob Run, students in the Lower School have regular opportunities to be involved in a full school capacity or while feeling a true sense of belonging in the Lower School.
Our younger students are nurtured in an atmosphere that is challenging and exceptionally supportive. These early years form the foundation, not just for the lessons that lie ahead, but also for the habits of curiosity, imagination and intellectual integrity that will last a lifetime.
Lower School is a lively place, full of the sights and sounds of enthusiastic learning – from finger puppet stories in the Primary Library to the Grade 6 Invention Convention. Here, elementary students are introduced to the concepts of thinking, knowing, questioning and communicating. They begin to develop research skills and the ability to evaluate information. They learn to harness their remarkable aptitude for technology to support new and exciting areas of discovery. They are encouraged to explore and express their innate creativity. Small classes and gifted teachers foster each child’s capabilities and confidence while a wide range of programmes and projects provides the opportunity to engage, enrich and expand intellectual horizons.