At GFS, the elementary years are truly wondrous, and we provide our students in grades K-5 with an academic program that is developmentally appropriate, highly ambitious, well balanced—and joyful.
We think of our Lower School students as young learners, but they’re also authors and illustrators, mathematical acrobats, scientists, world explorers, and time travelers.
Our curriculum is defined by its richness and depth. When our students explore ancient Greece, it is a yearlong experience of immersion. They study politics, commerce and dramatic arts, make Trojan horses in woodshop, sew chitons for the annual Greek games, and travel to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The result is a web of meaningful connections—and a sense of mastery.
It is this same mastery children find in art, math, and in language arts, as they become active and critical readers, equipped with strategies to engage evermore challenging works. Extracurricular options offer even more opportunities: To study Mandarin after school, to play sports with the Early Risers before school, or sing with the Lower School Chorus.