Lower School - Grades 1-4
The classroom can be a place where life-transforming work unfolds as teachers and students come together around big ideas. It can be a place where an understanding and knowledgeable adult helps to guide students through the complex maze of growing up. It can be a community of learners where one’s imagination is fired, skills developed and dreams become reality. In our Lower School, one can observe teachers who connect with children in ways that provoke genuine learning and inspire active engagement with questions at the center of the subjects they teach.
Tower Hill’s Lower School curriculum introduces students to language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, art, technology, music, Spanish, woodshop and more for a well-rounded liberal arts education. With an early focus on emotional, cognitive and physical development, children are equipped with a strong foundation for academic and social growth. At Tower Hill, we prioritize individualized instruction and close student-faculty relationships; enthusiastic teachers create a supportive and engaging learning environment for our students, preparing them to take on more challenging coursework in the third and fourth grades. Hands-on classroom activities inspire students to make interdisciplinary connections and to collaborate with their peers, and numerous service learning opportunities connect Lower Schoolers to the Tower Hill community and beyond. By the end of Lower School, our students are thoroughly prepared for future success in Middle School, having become critical thinkers, responsible community members and active classroom leaders.