How can lower school students achieve the strongest educational start possible?
In our early childhood program, your children begin with all the fundamental building blocks of learning – sounding out syllables, mastering numbers, mapping familiar neighborhoods, and labeling the forewings of a bee on a diagram. But at St. George’s, your children also inventory the supplies for a make-believe pizzeria and tracks the movements of an imaginary herd of buffalo. Later, in the elementary division (grades 2-5), they study photosynthesis on the sun-dappled paths of a nearby nature preserve and hike through a cavern to explore the bat habitats they've studied in class. At St. George’s, your children do all this – mastering classic content and embracing extraordinary experience – because we want them not only to build sound foundations but to ignite a lifetime of deep curiosity.
At St. George’s lower school, our students rise to extraordinary challenges because we carefully prepare them to responsibly but robustly embrace active engagement—to measure words and consider consequences, but also to bravely take healthy risks. Our students welcome challenging lessons, deliver public speeches, test new athletic skills, and audition for class plays—because we instill that kind of thoughtful boldness in them, every day. We encourage your child to explore horizons that grow steadily wider at St. George’s, where we supply our students with so many remarkable opportunities to go, see, do, and make—and to recognize the occasional failure as a stepping stone to future victories. We believe children learn much more, much faster when their curriculum connects dynamically
and actively with the world in which they live. St. George’s teachers write sensory experiences and direct observations into their lesson plans because we want your child to live important concepts, not just learn them by rote.
At St. George’s, we guide your children to exciting new discoveries—and prepare them to eventually strike out on their own.
Hear from one lower school family on why they choose St. George's.
A St. George's Story: Mary Carver from SGIS Gryphons on Vimeo.