An independent co-educational school serving preschool through Grade 8.

Lower School: Grades 1-4

2nd Graders playing the glockenspiel
Students during morning meeting in 1st grade classroom
3rd Grade Planting Wisconsin Fast Plants


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The Lower School is an exceptional learning environment that integrates academics, citizenship, the arts, physical education and character development through the dedication of a highly qualified faculty.

Lower School provides a nurturing environment with an emphasis on experiential and hands-on learning. We strive to build a strong foundation for academic success and responsible citizenship in a safe, welcoming environment.

    • Our challenging academic program is developmentally appropriate.
    • Social skills, a strong work ethic, and empathy are modeled and reinforced.
    • Children’s work is honored, respected, and on display for the enjoyment and enrichment of others.
    • Our student body is motivated, ambitious, eager, and reflects our commitment to diversity.

Building a strong teacher, child and parent relationship is vital to the success of Lower School students. Every effort is made to promote and maintain an environment of open communication and parental involvement.


"My children are learning how to be empathetic, kind, supportive, and inclusive, all while having access to an excellent education, top-notch faculty, and a beautiful campus."
~ Megan Pocock, Current Parent


Lower School Curriculum

Challenging. Inspiring. Engaging. These are a few words used to describe the unique Stanley Clark curriculum. The academic experience of students is complemented with education in the arts, athletics and character - an empowering combination that results in graduates who lead, volunteer, inspire and excel. Course descriptions may be found below. Please note that our responsive, adaptive pedagogy and desire to meet students' educational needs may necessitate additions, modifications or deletions to the curriculum midyear. 

1st Grade Curriculum
2nd Grade Curriculum
3rd Grade Curriculum
4th Grade Curriculum


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

-William Butler Yeats

Tiger Talk Blog

1st Grade Student Writing a Note of Gratitude
Shelly Sharp, 1st Grade Teacher

Each year, 1st graders learn about the positive impacts of a handwritten card. Discover the incredible benefits of this often lost art, along with five ways to encourage your child to write a letter or thank you card.