Lower School

Canterbury Lower School provides an atmosphere of enthusiasm and excitement for learning.

Personalized learning is at the heart of the classroom.

The Lower School years - Kindergarten through Grade 4 - are an exciting time for our students and their families. Classroom teachers personally guide students to become independent thinkers, problem solvers, and collaborative learners. They give students every opportunity to express their initiative and creativity. Students are active and engaged in their learning throughout the school day.

Students are immersed in a variety of "specials" experiences. They study a foreign language, participate in drama productions, design and engineer robotics projects, craft unique clay sculptures, and experiment with polymers that make goop and Oobleck.

Our specials classes are led by extraordinary teachers who are life-long learners. They are committed to the design and implementation of impactful learning experiences. They are artists, scientists, actors, musicians, linguists, authors, and technophiles who have chosen the teaching profession to enrich the lives of all Lower School students.

The world is our classroom.

Beyond the classroom many experiences, such as field studies, virtual tours, and pen pals, strengthen and enhance all that happens within the curriculum. Each field trip is carefully planned to be a logical, hand-on extension of classroom learning that makes meaningful connections to real life.

Shaping our children's moral compass.

Daily Chapel gatherings and the Virtue of the Month program provide opportunities to strengthen the character of each child and to support and enhance the values held by Canterbury families. Our nurturing environment and character development programs are intertwined to provide strength and support for our families as they raise their children in an increasingly-complicated world.

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