Waterford’s Lower School begins the formal process of building a strong, complete foundation to support a lifetime of growth and learning. This starts with a rigorous, focused academic program that seamlessly combines core subjects of reading, writing, mathematics, history, and science with the specialty subjects of visual art, music, dance, and physical education. At Waterford, all of these disciplines (together with a rich variety of extra-curricular activities and programs) come together into a cohesive, unified educational experience.
During these critical early years, students begin to recognize the joys and rewards of embracing learning for the sake of learning. They form sound work and study habits and explore new talents and interests. And they establish an educational rhythm that will grow, resonate, and expand throughout their Waterford education and beyond.
Some of the extra-curricular activities include a Math Club for students in Classes III-V, an Inventors Club for students in Classes II-III, the Lower School Plays are produced by our the Upper School Drama teacher for students in Classes III-V, and a Robotics program for students in Class V. Additionally, Lower School students perform in multiple music performances over the course of the year. Class IV and V students also compete in the Geography Bee and the Math Bee. And during the winter months, Lower School students can participate in an eight week Snowbird Ski and Ride program held on Saturday from December to February.