Lower School

A lifelong love of learning starts with joy. The St. Paul’s Lower School is full of students finding joy in their achievements today, even as they are being prepared to find success in the years to come.

Seeds of curiosity and enthusiasm are planted every day, with our students beginning to develop the essential habits of mind they will need to succeed at St. Paul’s, in their later education, and in life. They acquire an appetite for learning, a sense of wonder about the world, a heartfelt concern for others, and a confidence in their own abilities. We establish the solid foundation of skills that all children must have, then go beyond the fundamentals to help students develop their critical thinking, adaptability, and effective written and oral communication. 

Three-quarters of our Lower School teachers have advanced degrees. They are a combination of master teachers with decades of experience and young practitioners with innovative approaches to education. All are talented, nurturing educators, there with the right word of advice or support, spoken when it matters most. Our small class sizes and focus on individual attention help each student achieve at his or her highest possible level.