Lower School Philosophy. We believe that:

  • All children deserve to be supported and challenged, and are entitled to a positive nurturing environment.
  • Children have different learning styles and developmental rates.
  • Teachers and students share the responsibility for risk taking, problem solving, and decision making.
  • Effective assessment informs instruction and supports learning.
  • We have a responsibility to foster the development of all students socially, emotionally, academically, and physically.
  • Self-care and independence are essential for character development.
  • A great school is child centered with teachers who motivate, facilitate, and guide.
  • An open and cooperative partnership with parents is dependent on effective communication.
  • We are a community of learners.
  • Children are entitled to an education that prepares them for the future.