Saint George’s Lower School is a great place to learn
Walking into the Lower School, your child begins a new journey into learning. Our community celebrates the joy of working and playing together. SGS will encourage your child to explore their diverse world, expand their creativity, develop their sense of self, and build lasting friendships. Our 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.
In the private school setting, our teachers are free to develop a comprehensive curriculum that strives to propel your child towards their potential. Your child is empowered to take ownership of their learning and is encouraged to translate their knowledge into action and reflection. Collaborating with others or working individually, your child will receive a solid foundation in the core subjects with emphasis in developing 21st Century Skills and global awareness.
Come visit the Lower School where the spirit of discovery, the excitement of learning, and the joy of being a child is boundless.
Head of Lower School
The 5th graders held their annual Bridge Crossing celebration on Friday, June 4. Students who are moving from the Lower School to Middle School walked between the lines of the younger Lower School students, then individually crossed the little white bridge over the stream to symbolically enter the Middle School. Their teachers also read 'Kind Words' about each student that their classmates wrote. The beautiful event signifies a transition to a new chapter for these new Middle School students. See photo galleries of the Bridge Crossing, the Kind Words Ceremony, and the Class on the Bridge. Congratulations, 5th graders!
The theme for Thursday, June 3 in the Lower School was, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" The teachers and staff decided to honor their fearless leader, retiring Head of the Lower School Kathy Johnson, by dressing up as her! See a Photo Gallery of the teachers and staff honoring Kathy, who has her binoculars and travel clothes on to show that she's planning to travel once her time at SGS is done this summer. Bon Voyage!
The 5th graders researched immigrants to the U.S. from the early 20th century, then dressed up and tried to navigate their own "Ellis Island" experience. All hoped to become American citizens, but only some got to realize that dream. See photo galleries of their Ellis Island Experience and the Full Class as Saint George's own huddled mass of immigrants.
Each child is empowered to take ownership of their learning and is encouraged to translate their knowledge into action and reflection.
HEAD OF LOWER SCHOOL