Welcome to the Lower School

Commitment to Growth and Innovation
The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has provided educators a unique turning point to examine the “why” behind all that we do for our students. In the Lower School, we have declared this the optimal time to carry the most powerful of our teaching and learning initiatives into the future, while carefully leaving behind past practices and approaches not grounded in research. Despite the many challenges brought on by the pandemic, this time has proven to be one of tremendous growth, innovation, and strength in our Lower School classrooms.

Devotion to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
This has also been a time for us to double down on our individual and collective commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ). We believe that our role as a school, in addition to providing the strongest possible academic program, is to welcome and support all members of our community in participating in necessary conversations about these issues. This commitment to DEIJ lives at the very center of our work.

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

Best,
Dr. Frank Patti
Lower School Principal