Gilmour Lower School students thrive in our welcoming atmosphere designed to educate the whole child by promoting academic, spiritual, emotional and physical growth. Subject-level experts and caring support staff meet each child where they are and guide them to where they want to go.
Experiential learning is woven through the curriculum daily. On any given day, our Lower School students can be found in a small-group music lesson, working with practicing scientists or engineers, or learning the intricacies of coding. Living a lesson rather than just reading about it allows for the deepest levels of engagement.
Teachers at the Lower School teach their discipline to the same children for two years, fostering strong relationships with their students and providing more personalized and meaningful challenges.
From the start of Kindergarten to the end of sixth grade, we teach our students how to learn
, not just what to know
, supporting them as they ask big questions and seek the answers.