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Lower School (PK-4)

Welcome to the Lower School, where we nurture the development of each child emotionally, academically, physically, socially and artistically every day. During these formative years, it is essential that children build a strong foundation of basic skills, a deep sense of self and an ability to contribute to a group while capitalizing on their innate curiosity about the world around them. Within a challenging curriculum, children are encouraged to take risks and allowed to make mistakes in a supportive environment, under the care of committed teachers. Our ultimate goal is to instill and maintain a sense of wonder, and excitement for learning, in all of our children, so they leave the Lower School full of eager anticipation for what’s to come.

Lausanne is a fully accredited IB World School, and our Lower School is a Primary Years Programme. We acknowledge and value the individuality in our students. Although many children follow a general pattern of development, all are unique unto themselves. We strive to meet children where they are and move them forward.

Our students benefit from art, music, physical education classes and early engineering experiences as well as daily Spanish and Mandarin classes. Our commitment to foreign language, global awareness and inclusiveness is a natural extension of Lausanne’s diversity. Our student body is a kaleidoscope of ethnicity, religion and language.

We believe that leadership opportunities are essential in child development. There is an element of risk inherent in leadership. These opportunities include leading the Lower School assemblies, working within a group during project time and other in-class activities.

Please refer to our curriculum for more specific information about our student’s daily schedule.

I look forward to sharing our Lower School with you. Please contact Shannon Somogyi in the Lower School office for more information.

Kara Barbour
Head of Lower School