The Lower School at Harley spans Nursery (ages 3 and 4) through Grade 4, offering a social and thematic curriculum that keeps children and their innate desire to learn at the center of everything we do.
In Grades 2, 3 and 4, students explore with hands-on projects, encounter inspiration and continue to create a foundation for wonder and inquiry.
From Grades 2 to 4, children grow in so many ways. They mature as they engage with the intentional curriculum, which respects that children will approach a subject or content area differently as they experience more of the world. They hone their skills and develop proficiency in them so that they are the ones driving the learning. Not only are they learning new content and more sophisticated skills, but they are also learning how and when to use these skills as they work together, encounter new material, and demonstrate their understandings.
While children continue to develop during these formative years of their education, our students feel safe and comfortable as they are encouraged to learn through play and thematic lessons which allow them to go beyond memorization, to understanding, applying and creating. Our children flourish when we support their wonder and meet them where they are.