The Lower School division serves kindergarten through fifth grades and seeks to develop a love of learning in academically ambitious young students. The traditional curriculum is based on the reading program and educational philosophy developed by founding Headmistress, Dr. LeOre Cobbley. This traditional education includes, but is not limited to: reading aloud daily, cursive writing, research projects, and math timed testing.
Starting with our youngest students, we "teach to the top." This mantra coined first by Dr. Cobbley describes a guiding philosophy embraced by all educators in our Meadows School. Every child has an aptitude for something, like a seed just waiting to grow. It is the teacher’s job to discover that interest and nurture its growth, which may one day become their life’s passion.
Each grade in the Lower School is divided into three classes, all with a maximum of 20 students per class. Every teacher instructs with the mission of the School at the forefront: teaching to the top in every class, instilling the excitement of learning, and celebrating the completion of challenging goals.
Students in Lower School are advanced in all basic subjects and read one to three grade levels above their current grade. Creativity is nurtured and students are offered many opportunities to put personal touches on their work. In addition to regular class time, students meet with specialists throughout the week to develop skills in art, foreign languages, physical education, science, library, computers, and coding, and the nationally renowned Orff music program. All specialists hold master’s degrees in their fields.
In addition to the challenging work learned in the classroom, the Lower School expects kindness and consideration from all students. Growth in personal responsibility and positive character development are goals in every classroom.
If your child desires further instruction, The Meadows After-School ProgramS are designed to give Lower School students opportunities for high-quality enrichment in the School's diverse arts, athletics, and academic programs. MAPS course offerings vary from year-to-year and are offered on a semester basis. These programs are only available to enrolled Meadows Lower School students.
For those interested in Lower School for the fall or in the future, please call or e-mail Judy Hope for more information or see How to Apply on our website.