Outside the classroom, adventure awaits our lower-school students. Just as the curriculum takes you on an amazing journey, so does campus life. Students in the Lower School enjoy field trips, plays, and projects that allow them not only to learn material, but also to experience it first hand. Students enter ancient Egyptian tombs, become monks in a medieval monastery, and perform a variety of roles ranging from vegetables in Peter Rabbit’s garden to the king in Alice’s Wonderland. The adventures grow along with the children’s minds and imaginations.
After the school day ends, there are many opportunities for challenge and enrichment. Students may participate in Geotrek, where each week they explore a different culture through food, games, and activities. Orchestra groups for all ages are available to develop their musical skill and confidence along with their friendships. Art classes are offered throughout the year, where students express themselves through a variety of media and enjoy creative activities alongside students in a variety of age groups. Finally, there are many athletic programs from which lower-school students may choose. Opportunities abound for students of all ages.
Campus life also provides lower-school students many opportunities to interact with upper-school students. Lunches often overlap, older students assist athletic coaches, and fourth-grade students in particular are assigned high school students to serve on their way to knighthood. Furthermore, it is common to find our older students playing basketball, football, or kickball with younger students. In orchestra, students mix age groups and encourage one another to excellence. The interactions between age groups allow for relationships to grow over years and give our student life a dynamic that is unique and long lasting.