Love Learning From The Start

At the Lower School, our goal is to build a foundation for lifelong curiosity and confident learning. Our teachers provide individual attention and are responsive to the academic and developmental needs of each student. During these foundational years, the Lower School program encourages collective discovery, achievement, and challenge while fostering respect for community and individuality.

Lower School by the Numbers:

  • Our community includes approximately 270 students 
  • Full-time classroom teachers and assistants: 20 
  • Support and specialized instruction personnel: 15 
  • Kindergarten through second grade: 14 to 15 students per class 
  • Third through fifth grade: 22 to 23 students per class

Virtual Tour of Poly's Lower School!

Welcome to the Lower School

In the Lower School, we recognize the importance of these early educational years, when students are mastering essential skills and discovering their place in the larger world. Our goal is to create a school community that is both welcoming and challenging—a place where children come to learn with a playful spirit and find the confidence to experiment and excel as they grow.

We devote our attention to both academic growth and social-emotional development, knowing that both are essential to our students as scholars and as people. Our teachers work closely together to maintain a strong core curriculum that builds on acquired skills as students progress through each grade. At the same time, our teachers are all dedicated experts, working continually to bring new ideas and methods into their individual subject areas.

At Poly, we view each child’s education as a partnership in which parents, teachers, and child work together to foster intellectual and personal growth. In the same way, we also consider ourselves in partnership with the larger community, instilling in our students a desire to serve others and to become contributing citizens. We strive to cultivate a respect for others and a powerful curiosity that we hope will travel with our students throughout their lives.

I invite you to attend a fall open house to visit our campus and meet some of our faculty. I look forward to welcoming you in person to the Lower School!

Paula Martin
Lower School Director

Upcoming Events

List of 5 events.

  • Jan
    26

    Clint Daniels Grades 4-5 Parent Education Workshop

    Please join us in learning from Dr. Clint Daniels, our Child and Adolescent Development expert. Dr. Daniels will teach us what to expect and prepare for in our child's development. He will also share parenting tips to help us start this new year of growth and adventure. This 45 minutes session will include a moderated Q&A as well.
  • Jan
    26

    Clint Daniels Parent Education: Grades 4-5

    Please join us in learning from Dr. Clint Daniels, our Child and Adolescent Development expert. Dr. Daniels will teach us what to expect and prepare for in our child's development. He will also share parenting tips to help us start this new year of growth and adventure. This 45 minutes session will include a moderated Q&A as well.
  • Jan
    28

    COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

    Bi-weekly surveillance testing for all Poly students/faculty/staff
    Central Campus - Babcock Field
  • Jan
    30
  • Feb
    1

    COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

    Bi-weekly surveillance testing for all Poly students/faculty/staff
    Central Campus - Babcock Field