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Lower School

The GDS Lower School is a joyful and exciting learning community! Our program encourages natural childhood curiosity and fosters a lifelong love of learning. Every child is unique, and our wonderful teachers get to know each child’s strengths and challenges and help them grow to reach their full potential.

Please schedule a visit to see our program in action!

Get to Know the Lower School

Hear what students and parents have to say about our program

The Lower School serves students in kindergarten and grades 1–4. Our program offers an outstanding academic foundation distinguished by boundless opportunities to explore, lead, serve, create, and connect. Our students are supported by a group of expert and caring teachers who are passionate about nurturing each child’s growth and development.

A lower school teachers stands at the front of the class holding a red card
Middle school student eagerly examines a beaker of water

Specialist Teachers

In addition to the rich academic experience that children encounter in the classroom every day, they meet regularly with specialist teachers who enrich and extend their academic experience in exciting ways.

Students in grades 1–4 have classes exploring Science, Art, Music, Computer Science & Maker Ed, PE, Library, and World Language.

After School Care

Bengal Cub Club offers after-school care for families until 6 p.m. in a safe, supportive environment. 

Explore Our Signature Programs

Lower school teacher works at a table with a small group of students