Hear what students and parents have to say about our program
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. I hope you’ll schedule a visit to see our program in action!
Gillian Goodman, Lower School Director
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.
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.
Building connections between our youngest and oldest Bengals
Fostering leadership, entrepreneurship, and initiative
Celebrating intergenerational connections in our community
A fun-filled day of games and activities for lower school students
Proving opportunities for leadership and responsibility
The lower school version of our Honor Code