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

Thu Oct 23

HSPA Pumpkin Fair

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wed Nov 05

Lower School Look and Learn Sessions

Location: Van Pelt Conference
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

HSPA LS Coffee with Ron Duska

Location: Nostrant Pavilion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu Nov 06

5th grade Breakfast

Location: Dining Hall / Lower School
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
Sat Nov 08

EA Day (Home)

Location: The Haverford School

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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

EA Day Breakfast

Location: Dining Hall / Full
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mon Nov 10

In-Service Day (No Classes)

Tue Nov 11

HSPA Board Meeting

Location: Nostrant Pavilion
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Wed Nov 12

Lower School Look and Learn Sessions

Location: Van Pelt Conference
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Sun Nov 16

Conservatory Recital

Location: Ball Auditorium
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM