The WMS Lower School classrooms feature tactile and visually appealing materials that are interesting and engage children in learning. Academic achievement is a natural outcome of working with these materials because they are intrinsically interesting and enjoyed by the children. Lower School classrooms foster continual self-discovery, allowing children the opportunity to choose activities that interest them and soak up each experience at their own pace.
Lower School classrooms are specially designed for the children who use them: chairs, tables, and shelves are sized proportionately, giving students a sense of independence as they move about the classroom.
Each Lower School classroom operates as a community. The three-year mixed age grouping provides continuity from year to year; older children assist younger ones, fostering self-esteem and independence. Weekly community meetings create an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation, helping children learn the art of living in a world beyond home.
The Lower School Handbook provides specific information for students enrolled in our Lower School. The Lower School Curriculum Guide outlines our academic goals for students in this level. To read about the Signature Experiences in our Lower School, click here.