"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you never cease to grow." – Anthony J. D'Angelo
After Preschool, the next step on the Barnesville School’s "staircase" for lifelong learners is Lower School. From the youngest students in kindergarten to the more sophisticated fourth graders, lower school teachers educate these children, enjoying their many developmental stages and individual learning styles.
From the time they start their day shaking hands with a teacher or administrator at 8:05 a.m., until the dismissal bell rings at 3 p.m., children are actively engaged in learning. The core curriculum includes language arts, math, science, social studies, writing, Spanish, art, music, library, technology, and physical education. Teachers celebrate student successes, support their struggles, and encourage the development of everyone’s personal best. The boys and girls in Lower School frequently join the rest of the School at Cultural Arts assemblies, perform community service projects, and share fun times with their “buddy” class. School traditions, such as the Homecoming, Grandparents’ & Grandfriends' Day, School Spirit Week, the Lower School Winter Show, and Arts & Sciences Night, help bring us together into a caring community of learners.
Beyond the Classroom
Lower School students have many opportunities for hands-on exploration and experiences. They learn through play in the classroom, on the playground, and in the gym. Students are encouraged to work cooperatively in groups, as well as become independent learners. They are continually encouraged to examine and think critically about the world around them every day.
Classes are small, fun, and creative. We invite families to come and experience what Lower School has to offer.