Lower School


Welcome to the Churchill Lower School, where we believe every child deserves to have a great day at school. We know that what goes into a child having a great day at school depends on so much – their academics, interactions with their school professionals and each other, and experiencing a sense of belonging. Our singular goal as school professionals is to make sure our students have all the tools and resources they need and to create a place where students are known and cared for with innovative, research-based education practices.

The Churchill Lower School spans Kindergarten to 6th grade, and our curriculum is designed to unlock a world of boundless potential and possibility. Our comprehensive program is built to nurture both academic success and social-emotional growth. Beyond traditional subjects like literacy and math, we spark curiosity through science, art performing arts, physical education, music and the arts, library classes, technology, and a dedicated executive functioning and social skills curriculum. 

Students learn in small group settings designed to meet their individual needs. Our expert educators guide even our youngest students to understand their learning disabilities, uncover their strengths, and learn to identify what they need and ask for it.

In a seamless blend of support, our team of school psychologists, social workers, speech and language therapists, and occupational therapists collaborate closely with classroom teachers and administrators. This collaborative approach ensures that each student receives the tailored support they need to thrive. 

Churchill is a dynamic learning community. We infuse community meetings, field trips, and a variety of engaging activities throughout the year. These experiences, including day trips and overnight adventures, are thoughtfully tied to our curriculum, enriching learning in meaningful ways. Additionally, students have the opportunity to explore museums, attend concerts, musicals, plays, and more, expanding their horizons beyond the classroom. Bringing to life community in the truest sense of the word, we invite parents, family members, and friends to actively participate in our students’ education and life at Churchill. 

As students progress to the upper grades of the Lower School, they’re met with tailored levels of support that broaden their academic knowledge while further developing their organizational and study skills - a solid foundation preparing them for Upper School. They become more confident learners as they refine the skills needed to increase their level of academic independence, while also developing a strong sense of self and purpose. A tremendous focus is placed on individual growth and development while concurrently supporting students in understanding their role within a community.

Churchill’s Lower School is a place where every student’s potential is nurtured, where learning is a fun and exciting experience of discovery, and where a supportive community lifts each child up and propels them forward.

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