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From the moment your child steps through our doors, they begin a transformative journey that jump-starts their learning, development, and growth. The SGS Lower School community celebrates the joy of working and playing together. Children are encouraged to explore their diverse world, expand their creativity, develop their sense of self, and build lasting friendships. Through our robust, private elementary education, we celebrate the power of teamwork and recognize the profound impact that community has on your child’s development.
Teachers provide an enriched environment that nurtures our core values of honesty, respect, generosity of spirit, and best efforts. Our mission statement, Inspiring scholars, athletes, and artists to serve and lead others, drives our rigorous and innovative curriculum in the classroom, on the field or stage, and in the community. The personal teacher-student connection fosters self-expression, inquiry, critical thinking, and risk-taking. Together, we pursue our passion to be lifelong learners.
With intentionality we collaborate cross-grade and cross-divisionally with middle schoolers and upper schoolers. Your child will be immersed in learning outside at various times and in multiple locations of our 120-acre campus, from the river to the woods and in-between.
Your child benefits from specialist teachers in Art, Music, Spanish, Library, and PE. Weekly class activities with our school counselor build social-emotional learning capacities. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum. Friday Assemblies provide performance opportunities for all K-5 students, and Student Council positions offer students a chance to lead and serve our Lower School.
At Saint George’s, our teachers are free to develop a comprehensive curriculum that strives to propel the child towards their potential. Each child is empowered to take ownership of their learning and is encouraged to translate their knowledge into action and reflection. Through a blend of collaborating with others and working individually, children receive a solid foundation in the core subjects while broadening their global awareness and developing their artistic and athletic potential.
Below are some very brief summaries of each grade’s curriculum to give you a window into the classrooms. These just begin to scratch the surface of the vibrancy our program offers.