The Lower School supports our D-E Profile of a Graduate in its’ commitment to what we call the “Specials”: art, music, Spanish, technology, science, and health and wellness. These programs are also essential to fulfilling the mission of our school. Alongside the core curriculum consisting of literacy, mathematics and social studies, these classes foster creativity and critical thought and provide opportunities to imagine, experiment, and solve problems using skills, materials, and techniques not typically found in the classroom.
On a weekly basis students visit the “Specials” once or twice each week, which means throughout the day they are exposed to different ideas and different ways of experiencing and thinking about the world. Our “Specials” teachers start working with our children at a young age and continue working with them from year to year. They establish lasting relationships with our children over time, watching them learn and grow.
Many of our students identify the “Specials” as their favorite time of day. Moreover, for many of them, these areas are where their unique talents and modes of self-expression are nurtured.