A reading lesson in a first-grade classroom.
A reading lesson in a first-grade classroom.

Lower School Humanities

Classroom reading and writing activities relate to broader discussions of character; identity; family histories; the nature of community; creation stories, myths, and folk tales; world history, with a focus on the Silk Road and West African kingdoms; and American history, including the Hudson River, New York City, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil Rights movement. Students explore these topics with drama specialists and technology integrators, giving students opportunities for creative expression and reflection. Classes consider how individuals become successful change agents. We prompt students to ask questions and make their own connections, encouraging them to become open-minded critical thinkers who can see the human experience from multiple perspectives. 


Lower School Programs