Academics
Lower School

Curriculum

Young girls are naturally curious and genuinely love to explore, discover and experience their surroundings.
Guided by an understanding of best practices for girls' education, the Baldwin Lower School is a place where your daughter will develop her identity as a learner, a creator, a collaborator and a leader.
We provide our girls with a creative, nurturing and secure environment that will foster a love of learning they will carry with them throughout their lives. Our Lower School features excellent programs in math, science, reading, writing, foreign language, physical education and the arts.

Explorations in STEAM

Students work as designers, makers, inventors, roboticists, engineers and computer scientists to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics in our classrooms and labs. With each passing year, the projects become more challenging and independent, as girls investigate, design, create and evaluate with increasing sophistication.

Reading and Writing

Developing a love of reading, listening speaking and writing is a strong emphasis in the Lower School. Students grow into confident readers, writers and orators with their own unique voices as they progress through Lower School. By participating in assemblies, girls hone their listening and presenting skills in exciting and fun ways. Continuing their language study of Mandaring, girls have an added dimension of exploring their voice in a world language.

The World Around Her

An ongoing theme in Lower School are Baldwin's core values of learning, respect, responsibility, compassion and honesty. Girls connect with these ideals as individuals and then, as they grow, use these ideals as citizens of the world. They explore their own family roots and traditions and learn about other families and cultures through interactions with classmates and teachers.

Community and Confidence

Being a member of the Lower School community is a fun and spirited time for young girls. As they grow, they are given increasing age-appropriate responsibilities so that by the time they finish Grade 5, they are confident and ready to transition to Middle School. Along with our strong academic programming, we focus on girls' social and emotional growth to teach them to be self advocates and empathetic leaders.