Lower School begins in senior kindergarten and continues through the fourth grade. Our program is accredited by SAIS-SACS. The student-teacher ratio is 9:1, and there are approximately 250 students currently enrolled.
We have three senior kindergarten classrooms, each of which has a lead teacher as well as a qualified full-time assistant teacher. Kindergarten carries forward the meaningful play philosophy that began at Miss Lee's with numerous hands-on learning activities. Giving kindergarten students a safe, healthy and happy learning experience is of primary importance. Comfortable play clothes are recommended for daily wear, and senior kindergarten students continue to eat lunch in their classrooms as in Preschool. Senior Kindergarten dismisses at the same times grades 1-4 dismiss at 3:10 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and at 2:25 pm on Wednesday.
Grace-St. Luke's has three sections in first through fourth grade. Grades 1-8 dismiss at 3:10 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and at 2:25 on Wednesday. Students eat in the cafeteria every day, and may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch as needed. Students begin wearing uniforms in 1st grade.
School begins at 8:00 am. Students may arrive as early as 7:00 am, and may enroll in After School Care from dismissal until 6:00 pm. A variety of enrichment options are available for those who are interested.
Faculty members place a high value on academic achievement while recognizing the developmental needs of each individual child. Students in SK-4 have recess and/or PE daily. Field trips, guest speakers, annual musical performances and class partnerships are an integral part of the lower school program. A variety of athletics for children in SK-4 are offered through Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Learn more about our Lower School curriculum here.