Welcome to the Lower School! Each school day, the LS Faculty provides an educational experience for each individual child that is challenging and rewarding, keeping the following educational goals foremost as they create learning experiences for students:
- Foster a love of learning
- Develop fundamental academic skills
- Apply and integrate intellectual processes
- Recognize and support various learning styles
- Develop physical and artistic expression
- Promote individual social and emotional development
- Instill the virtues of good citizenship and social responsibility
I invite you to explore our LS pages
, and then to visit our campus to learn more about our wonderful programs in person.
– Karen Raidt
Head of Lower School
Lower School Mission Statement
The King Lower School provides an academic foundation for students in Grades PreK-5. The Lower School experience is grounded in educational excellence and in developing students’ love of learning by fostering the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of each individual student in a safe and nurturing atmosphere. Children thrive in King’s diverse and engaging environment that recognizes individual talents and learning styles and guides students to become independent, inquisitive learners, and critical thinkers. Thus, students are guided to develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and a respect and appreciation for others and the larger world around them. Child-centered classrooms focus on the acquisition and development of basic, core skills and problem-solving strategies through innovative educational activities. This pedagogical approach enables our students to evolve into confident, globally-oriented, lifelong learners who consistently strive towards their full potential.
An overview of each component of our curriculum is available below.