Kids learn best they are happy at school and find learning exciting! In the lower school, students co-create classroom rules. Morning meetings and closing meetings provide venues for social-emotional learning. At High Meadow, we foster opportunities for identity development, and help students see themselves as part of a larger community.
As students grow their skills in research, inquiry, and knowledge sharing, we continue to prioritize emotional well-being and respectful community building as the center of all of our work. With relationships across grades, students step fully into our culture of critical thinking, problem solving, self-expression, and community care.
The Lower School includes:
Emphasis on the natural world, using our campus for field study, science instruction, and outdoor play
Smaller class sizes for individualized learning and support
Alignment with NY State learning standards in a student-centered, arts-focused environment