Relationships matter. I believe that all children are perfectly created, and it's our job and privilege as educators to get to know our students and all their uniquenesses so that learning experiences are optimized.- Tracey Shirey, Head of Lower School
ESD's Lower School serves our youngest learners from age three to fourth grade. Here, we strive to design and implement a program that encourages students to make connections, ask questions, solve problems, and think independently. The curriculum design is guided by the belief that active, hands-on experiences, emphasizing the relationships among disciplines, make learning most meaningful for young children.
Our goal is to create a challenging academic environment that also allows each child to develop his or her unique talents and abilities.