Lower School

Advancing Curiosity Since 1878

Diving below the surface of questions and proposing challenging questions is the cornerstone of our Lower School. Class time balances the freedom of wild curiosity and inventiveness within the thoughtful sequence of our curriculum. Developing literacy, numeracy and research skills allows students to learn independently and collaboratively while they pursue projects that harness their passions and critical thinking to bring big ideas to life.

The Liggett Approach In Lower School

  • Student-Centered/Teacher Guided - We Believe There Are Multiple Approaches to Solving a SIngle Math Problem.
  • Choice and Passion = Engagement - 1st Grade 5-Minute Ignite Talks
  • Responsible Innovation - Green Screen Videos for 4th Grade Biographies
  • Inquiry-based process and growth - Describe What’s There/Wonder Thinking Map for Animal Unit
  • Authentic Assessment - Fall and Spring Evaluations of Students’ Personal Best Times on Track.
  • Real World Connections -  Annual Kindergarten Exploration of Legendary Visual Artists

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