Lower School Building
Lower School Classrooms
Art and Music Building
Our Art and Music Building features two art studios, a music room, and two instrumental practice studios, allowing our youngest learners to tap into their creativity through painting, sculpting, singing, and performing.
Light Lab Carriage House
The newest Lower School garden, built by students, parents, faculty, and staff was formally dedicated on Earth Day 2014. In April of 2015, the garden was expanded and now includes a pumpkin patch, a fruit orchard, and a composting system!
The garden allows Lower School students to learn by doing everyday! Even the youngest students can dig, plant, water, and harvest, and the fruits of this labor are tangible and delicious! Older students use the garden to study the slope of the earth and learn about everything from soil preparation to plants’ roles in ecology. In the future, the fruits and vegetables grown in the garden will be incorporated into meals served in the cafeteria!
Main Parking Lot
The pool is utilized by our summer campers as a great place to learn swimming basics, swimming safety, and to cool off during the summer months. The pool is occasionally used for special Lower School projects.
Each year, Lower School students and faculty mark the beginning of the school year by ringing the Friendship Bell. This annual tradition began in 1990 when Marcia Slade, a beloved Lower School art teacher for 35 years, and her husband, David, gave the Bell as a gift to the Lower School in honor of the opening of the Lower School campus. Since then, the students have gathered on the first Friday of school to ring in the new academic year. Each year, a student whose birthday is on or close to that Friday is chosen to ring the bell, and one fifth grader is chosen to read its inscription: "Ring for the Joy of Learning; Ring for the Love of Friendship." The Bell rings on only one other occasion during the school year, when at the end of their time at the Lower School, fifth graders move onto sixth grade and the City Avenue campus.