Buildings and Schedule
BUILDINGS AND SCHEDULE
The Lower School buildings on Carroll Street house approximately 375 students. We have one class of three-year-old students (PreK3) and three classes each of students from PreK4 up through fourth grade. For PreK4, beginning in the 2017-18 school year, we will offer two schedule options — Full Day and Flexi (three full days/two half days), depending on children’s previous school experience.
The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. for all Lower School students (doors open at 8:25 a.m.). PreK students are dismissed at 2:50 p.m., kindergarten students at 3 p.m., grades one and two at 3:10 p.m. and grades three and four at 3:15 p.m. Free Early Bird activities run from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and provide a welcoming and friendly environment for children before school starts; they can participate in recreational activities, outdoor play or quiet reading. Our After School program runs from dismissal until 6:15 p.m.
The Lower School follows a seven-day cycle. There is a rotation of classes — Days 1-7 — and the daily schedule for each of these days is unique. The school days are listed both on the printed school calendar and the school website. This schedule has enabled us to create longer blocks of time for instruction and collaborative work periods.