There is a special spirit at the Lower School on which guests frequently comment on when they visit.
Our students are engaged and busy and have a warm relationship with their teachers and classmates. The Lower School is located on Beattie Road and sets the scene for exciting growth and discovery for young learners. Students in PreK-5th Grades learn through creative and collaborative lessons- they don't just read about Colonial America, they become a Patriot in the midst of the American Revolution and participate in a reenactment celebration of national heritage and hope. They don't just learn about science and math, they build and launch a rocket at the annual Rocket Launch.
Our academic program is full of dedicated classes for enrichment opportunities in the fine arts (music and visual arts) physical education, technology and World Language. Our students learn to think like scientists as they work in the STEAM Lab and they effectively use technology to research, create and present technology. In every classroom, teachers use technological tools to enhance learning, including iPads and Promethean Boards.
The best measurement of our success is the sheer joy we witness as our little Knights enthusiastically run through the doors of our Lower School each morning. Come see for yourself what makes the Lower School at DWS so special!