Welcome to the Lower School

Children form lifelong habits of learning during their earliest school years, and it is for this reason that we are committed to ensuring that our students feel enthusiastic, capable, and successful by providing a respectful and nurturing lower school community. 我们庆祝我们的学生团体和专业团体之间的丰富多样性,并努力促进包容和公平,为学生的未来奠定坚实的基础.

Meet Lea Van Ness, Lower School Head

Beginning in kindergarten, students learn the importance of civic purpose and the responsibility for one’s own behavior. Through guided practice students work to develop skills of collaboration, independence, and the fundamentals for a strong work ethic. The social emotional well-being of our students is central in our focus. 它是通过熟练的社区建设行为来培养的,由我们合格的教师和专业的社区领袖来建模和明确地教授. 我们理解促进社交技能发展的重要性,以及尊重和对自己负责的价值观, for others, and for the environment. Mixed grade level “families” meet regularly to extend this work throughout the greater Head-Royce community.


The Lower School academic program provides a strong foundation of concepts and skills in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science, art, world language, library/media, music, physical education, and technology. In all curricular areas, 概念是在具体的层面上引入的,随着学生的知识和推理能力的提高,概念会变得更加复杂和详细. Teachers provide dynamic and innovative lessons through hands-on activities, simulations, field trips, community engagement, and multimedia projects. We differentiate our instruction to meet the needs of all students. With the addition of a learning specialist and counselor we strive to meet the needs of the whole child.


Lower School Mandarin

Lower School Curriculum