Lower School

Leadership Work in the Lower School

Lower School students practice leadership skills every day by learning to work in groups, take responsibility, make presentations to their class, develop independence, and engage in community service work that broadens their sense of the world.

Lower School leadership programming includes:

  • Classroom jobs
  • Collaboration and compromise in group work
  • Planning and executing bake sales
  • Heritage presentations on students’ own backgrounds
  • Show and Tell presentations
  • Responsive classroom techniques that emphasize taking risks, making mistakes, sharing ideas, and learning to listen
  • Community awareness projects that emphasize taking responsibility for being a member of a community, developing a Community Agreement, suggesting topics for group discussion, and learning to solve problems independently
  • Community service projects including soup kitchen visits and City Harvest campaign
  • Mindfulness work
  • Big Sister/Little Sister program