Beginning & Lower School Quick Facts

Beginning School (Preschool & Kindergarten)

Homerooms

  • Preschool student-teacher ratio of 20:2 + 1 teaching assistant
  • Kindergarten student-teacher ratio of 19:1 + 1 teaching assistant
  • 20 students total in preschool and 38 students total in kindergarten

School Day

  • 8:20 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Daily recess outdoors
  • Daily choice to bring own lunch or purchase school lunch

Teachers and Specialists

  • Homeroom teachers: literacy, mathematics, social studies 
  • Specialist teachers: woodshop, music, studio art, wellness, library skills
  • Full-time Beginning and Lower School counselor and literacy specialist
  • Equity and inclusion staff

Learning Spaces

  • Three large homerooms with distinct learning areas and kitchen
  • Covered outdoor space and dynamic playground
  • Dedicated art studio, woodshop, music classroom, mini-gym, and library

Extended Day Program

  • Before School runs from 7:20-8:20 a.m. (included in tuition)
  • After School runs from 3:00-6:00 p.m. (additional cost)

Lower School (Elementary Grades 1-5)

Homerooms

  • Student-teacher ratio of 21:1 on average; teaching assistants across grades
  • Homeroom class sizes range from 20-23
  • 215 students in grades 1-5

School Day

  • 8:10 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
  • Daily recess outdoors; day trips throughout the year
  • Daily choice to bring own lunch or purchase school lunch
  • Community meetings and small, mixed-grade advisory groups

Teachers and Specialists

  • Homeroom teachers: literacy, mathematics, social studies 
  • Mandarin and Spanish teachers 
  • Specialist teachers: art, music, science, wellness, woodshop, technology, library skills 
  • Full-time counselor, learning and math specialists; literacy specialist supports grades 1-3 
  • Equity and Inclusion staff

Learning Spaces

  • Two large homerooms with distinct areas for learning activities
  • Art studio, music and language classrooms, science lab, woodshop, and library
  • Dynamic playground, Fir Grove, and orchard

Technology

  • Digital citizenship
  • One assigned iPad for each student

Extended Day Program

  • Before School runs from 7:20-8:10 a.m. (included in tuition)
  • After School runs from 3:00-6:00 p.m. (additional cost)