Lower School

Core Curriculum

Mathematics

Language Arts

Science

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. 
 

STEAM

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.

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. 

Arts

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.

Music

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.

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.

To learn more about Lake Highland’s Lower School and schedule a personal tour, please contact Admission Specialist Erin Gottschalk at egottschalk@lhps.org or 407-206-1900 ext. 1.