Welcome to the Lower School

In our Lower School, research in elementary education informs every pedagogical decision we make. Students learn best when they are in an environment of self discovery, joy, and safety. Our classroom teachers act as facilitators who work to guide our students through their learning process. Since we believe strongly that learning is a social process, our program is built on a foundation of emergent curriculum, student choice, and hands-on learning experiences that prepare our students for a lifetime of joyful learning. The Milton Academy motto, “Dare to be true,” is visible in Lower School classrooms, as we teach our students to ask important questions and stay committed to finding the answers. This, along with our strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice,  lives at the very center of our work.

We hope you enjoy learning about our program and that you will visit campus to see our Lower School in action.