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

Lower School: Grades 1-4

Welcome From the Director of Early Childhood and Lower School

Kelly Goodspeed

Welcome to the Lower School at Stanley Clark! We provide students in grades 1 through 4 a nurturing environment that emphasizes experiential and hands-on learning. Our program strives to build a strong foundation for academic success and responsible citizenship in a safe, welcoming environment.

Keeping with our mission to inspire and challenge our students to achieve excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, and character, exceptional teachers provide students opportunities to experience the joy and satisfaction of mastery in these areas. At every grade level, students are intentionally exposed to carefully designed challenges. Our supportive environment encourages them to step beyond their comfort zone and embrace struggle, which we know is a lifelong skill that requires practice. Our comprehensive curriculum is purposefully constructed to allow for the joyful and engaging acquisition of knowledge and skills that prepares students for the rigor of our Middle School.

Building a strong teacher, child, and parent relationship is vital to the success of Lower School students. We strive to promote and maintain an environment of open communication and family involvement. Please reach out if you have any questions about our Lower School; I am eager to discuss our program with you!

Warm regards,

Kelly Goodspeed
Director of Early Childhood and Lower School
Director of Curriculum

 

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2nd Grade Classroom
Students during morning meeting in 1st grade classroom
4th Grade Leaf Project

Lower School at Stanley Clark

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