Lower School (JrK-5)

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Boys have fun in the Lower School. Our teachers motivate them to want to explore and excel at learning!

Our teachers implement meaningful, hands-on learning experiences to meet the individual needs of each boy in both a challenging and supportive way. In its youngest grades, the Lower School program focuses on developing key developmental areas for boys:

  • Reading and writing
  • Expressive language
  • Fine motor development
  • Social development

We incrementally build the boys’ ability to assume ownership of their learning and responsibilities. From the beginning, boys are immersed in fine arts, music, and science with experts in the field.

We understand that the world is changing and that our boys need a relevant curriculum to be active leaders in a globally connected world. Our Lower School curriculum exposes boys to rich cultural experiential learning through the spiraling study of American, modern world, and ancient world units.

Because we take our Principals of Community as seriously as our academic program, we instill the values of our honor code: honesty, respect, and courage. We reinforce these values by modeling and practicing them daily. We inspire our boys to be curious about their world and good, active citizens of it. Through our service learning initiatives and community involvement, boys develop an active sense of citizenship and social consciousness.


Teresa Touey
Administrative Assistant

Lower School Calendar

Mon Dec 08

HSPA Board Meeting

Location: Nostrant Pavilion
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tue Dec 09

Notables Concert

Location: Big Room – Wilson Hall
7:30 PM
Wed Dec 10

HSPA Perfect Present Holiday Gift Table

Location: Multipurpose Room
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thu Dec 11

HSPA Perfect Present Holiday Gift Table

Location: Multipurpose Room
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Mon Dec 15

Lower School Winter Concert

Location: Theater
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed Dec 17

4th grade Breakfast

Location: Dining Hall / Lower School
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM

Lower School Look and Learn Sessions

Location: Van Pelt Conference
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Sat Dec 20

JrFLL / FLL Robotics Regional Qualifying Tournament

Location: The Haverford School Dining Hall