The Lower School encompasses first through eighth grades. Throughout this period, children learn best through strong experiences that stir the emotions. Kimberton meets that need by presenting subjects pictorially and dramatically, and by cultivating their imaginative capacities.
Drawing, painting, poetry, recitation, drama, singing and playing a musical instrument all build academic skills that deepen comprehension. Subjects as diverse as mathematics and grammar, woodcarving and knitting, sports and foreign language are taught imaginatively and artistically in widely divergent ways.
In each year, the curriculum offers content appropriate to the child’s development. This approach allows motivation to arise from within, laying the foundation for joyful lifelong learning.