In the Wilberforce Lower School, we believe in teaching the whole child, growing him or her into a lifelong learner of God's creation. This occurs through the formation of habits, joyful discovery, and holding students to an attainable and challenging academic standard through living books that have withstood the test of time.
In addition to core academic subjects, all students attend a weekly chapel, daily Bible lessons, art, music, and physical education. Lower School students also have a composer study, a picture study, a poetry study, and a nature study that rotate in topic each trimester. In Class Three, students begin studying Latin.
We encourage students to engage in nature and play creatively. We enjoy nature walks; each classroom has a nature table where students bring in exciting discoveries to share. Students enjoy the outdoors every day, weather permitting. We purposely offer days with limited hours in lower grades. School days gradually increase over the years, allowing more time for younger students to play or to incorporate sports or music without over-scheduling.
When you visit our classrooms, you will see the joy students have in learning, as well as the excellent level of the academics. Our loving teachers engage in heart-to-heart conversations with students who need guidance, pointing to the scriptures and reflecting on the human heart.
Lower School Head