Lower School

Welcome to the Lower SchoolMoorestown Friends School’s twin pillars of academic rigor and ethical development come to life each day for our Preschool (age 3) through Grade 4 students. In small classes, students participate in an integrated program of reading, writing, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science organized around diverse themes and student-initiated investigations. Learning is hands-on; subjects come alive as students read, write, ask questions, interview experts, conduct experiments, take field trips and share their learning.

Students are taught to think critically: to gather complete information, be precise, develop a plan when solving a problem, and shift strategies when needed. Engagement in visual arts, music, physical education, computers, library use, and Spanish complement the academic program.

The Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship are an integral part of every grade and every classroom. Teachers support students in the use of peaceful conflict resolution and peer mediation. Service learning projects take place throughout the year and are both student- and school-initiated.

Through our commitment to academic rigor and spiritual and ethical development, Moorestown Friends’ Lower School strives to help students develop tough minds and tender hearts.

 

Kelly Goula

—Kelly Goula, Lower School Director