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Lower School

Core Curriculum

Language Arts



Social Studies

World Languages

Physical Education

Enriching Education 

In addition to our core curriculum, Lake Highland provides engaging and enriching co-curricular experiences to broaden creativity and spark interest in a variety of subjects. 

Lower School students in STEM class holding robot


Our students visit science labs, innovations labs, learn to hypothesize, and use technology to enhance their knowledge of STEAM. After building this foundation, students incorporate engineering applications through design-thinking and project-based learning.
Lower School student in DICE Lab

Coding & Robotics

Early coding and robotics begins in PreK when students discover how to code ozobots and other directional robots and extends to the upper grade levels in Lower School when students learn to design, build, and program. 

Lower School student in art class


Students in PreK-5th grade will explore the creative process, basic art media and techniques, such as drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, printmaking, color theory, and sculpture. Art criticism, aesthetics, and art history are also an integral part of the class. Sixth graders are given the option of a Studio Art elective where those who have a passion for art will increase technical skills and develop a sophisticated approach to process and subject matter.

Lower School student playing violin in music class


Students in PreK-5th grades build musicianship through singing, listening, dancing, improvising, analyzing, and creating music every day. In 4th-6th grades, students can expand their musical study by participating in chorus, band, or strings.

Lower School students standing in front of bookshelves in library


From early library exposure through storytime to using our expansive library for research in the latter grades, every level of Lower School visits the library weekly.


Innovation in Education

Our Lower School offers exciting programs and resources that provide a stimulating academic environment and extraordinary experiences. Discover why our Lower School is a unique place to learn and grow.

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Active Outdoor Learning

Opportunities to learn and grow extend from classrooms to the great outdoors. PreK and kindergarten classrooms open into a 7,100-square-foot sensory courtyard, where students build fine and gross motor skills, imagination, and friendships. 

Adjacent to the Lower School building is a flourishing community garden (Mr. Brian's Garden) and outdoor classroom. Through a complete sensory experience of students seeing, touching, listening, smelling, and even tasting, the ultimate goal of our community garden is to raise children with a love of the outdoors and ecosystems.

Responsive Classroom

We believe that how children learn is as important as what they learn because academic success is inextricably connected to building social-emotional competencies. By embracing the Responsive Classroom approach, we prioritize our students’ social, emotional, and academic growth within LHP’s safe and supportive school community. Teacher language, logical consequences, established routines, and age-appropriate choices foster student autonomy and independence.

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The Highlander family welcomed us with open arms. We could not be happier with our decision for our son to attend Lake Highland Preparatory School. LHP truly does believe in  building the whole child, preparing them to be successful, independent, and active members of  their communities and beyond. We could not be more proud to be a part of the Highlander family.

Jeff & Brittnie Faine

The variety of opportunities already available to our daughter in PreK is astonishing! She has interviewed astronauts on the International Space Station, does Yoga every Thursday after school, and has a speaking role in the upcoming performance – just to name a few. In just a few short months, her handwriting, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills have all improved dramatically, far exceeding any expectations we had going into this formative school year. The ease of parent-teacher communication from her incredible teachers puts Lake Highland on a level of exceptionalism that would be hard to find anywhere else. We are certain our daughter's educational and personal development is in the absolute best of hands at Lake Highland, and we are thrilled this school will be there to guide her along the way for years to come!

Thom Lane and Dave Coxwell

Contact Us

For more information on our Lower School and to schedule a personal tour, contact Admission Specialist Megan Ince or call 407-206-1900 ext. 1 today!