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Lower School

Lower School: Kindergarten - Grade 4


At The Burlington School, Lower School students are guided down an intentional path to individualized growth goals. We recognize that no two students learn in the same way or at the same pace. With small classes, teachers have the flexibility to make individual assessments and tailor coursework to your child’s specific needs. This ensures strong foundations for every student as they move through Lower, Middle, and Upper School, and ultimately on to college. The Lower School is about more than academic success — we aim for whole-child development through character education and exciting opportunities that foster leadership and teamwork. Here, friendships are made, creativity blossoms, and curiosity is piqued.


Core Subject Areas
Through project-based learning and technology integration, students are trained as 21st century learners. Lower School classrooms are highly interactive across every core subject area, including:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Technology

A Thematic Approach
While Lower School students explore many subject areas, they benefit from a unified teaching model: the thematic approach. This means teaching is cross-curricular — music, art, and drama integrate with core academic subject areas. This model helps young learners make sense of the world around them. As they discover how disciplines are intertwined, they are educated in a holistic way, and are able to see how knowledge provides opportunities to impact the world.

Areas of Focus
For students to be successful in the 21st century, we believe they must possess certain characteristics:

Critical Thinking: The ability to make objective evaluations in order to reach a conclusion or solve a problem.

Creativity: The ability to use one’s imagination to create original ideas, and to express those ideas.

Character: The development of moral qualities and healthy behaviors that foster success not only in school, but in society.

Collaboration: The ability to work alongside others to accomplish a task and ultimately, to reach shared goals.

Communication: The ability to express ideas effectively, and the ability to listen, understand, and relate to others.

At The Burlington School, every activity is centered on developing students who possess these skills and abilities.

Discover More Today
Interested in learning more about The Burlington School? We invite you to contact us and schedule a campus tour today. Getting on campus is the best way to experience all we have to offer your family. We look forward to seeing you!


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