Students are challenged by an academically demanding curriculum and supported by a caring, compassionate community. The goal of the Lower School is to develop students intellectually, artistically, physically and morally. Therefore, faculty and staff incorporate a comprehensive, instructional approach supporting the Academy’s core values of Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Students understand and internalize the qualities that help them grow into caring, successful and productive citizens.
The extensive curriculum is enhanced by the wealth of cultural and enrichment opportunities available throughout the Hampton Roads area. Students are also offered the opportunity to become involved in community service, clubs and extra-curricular activities sponsored by teachers and parents.
Admission to the Lower School is selective. Consideration is based on the applicant’s past academic performance, test scores, teacher recommendation and a personal interview with the parent and applicant. While expectations for academic achievement are high, nurturing the individual potential of each child remains the focus of the Lower School. Believing that parents are the child’s first teacher, we look forward to joining our parents on their child’s educational journey.