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Lower School

Welcome to Heathwood Hall’s Lower School!

The elementary years are a time of exciting discovery and an opportunity for learners to develop the necessary skills, strategies and habits for more advanced learning.  We are dedicated to establishing this groundwork with each of our children through careful attention to their academic and social/emotional development.

Because we believe that children’s social and emotional development contribute to the success of a child academically, we create a family atmosphere in the Lower School. Students are known by name, not only by their own teachers but also by teachers across the grade levels.  We celebrate children’s milestones – birthdays, the loss of teeth, the addition of new family members – as we gather together for weekly Morning Meetings. Collectively, we develop a community of individuals that values and respects each other and the greater Heathwood and global communities.

We also carefully attend to the spiritual development of our children through daily devotionals and blessings, in addition to our weekly Lower School chapel service. Our School Chaplain interprets the biblical tradition for our students in developmentally appropriate ways that touch their lives with great meaning.

The faculty and staff of the Lower School put our children at the center of our work, using their growth and joy of learning as the measure of our success. We hope you will come visit and see for yourself why our Lower School is such a special place for children.
 

Amanda Cox
Head of Early Childhood & Lower School