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Grades 1–4

In the Green Acres Lower School, we know—and wholeheartedly concur with child development experts—that children learn best when they are fully engaged in purposeful learning. 

Students play in the woods

Think creatively

to engage deeply in coursework.

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Lean into curiosity

and thrive in Lower School.

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Student experimenting with a mirror

Learn by doing

when you come to Green Acres. 

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Teacher and student work together using manipulatives

We teach so that children will strive to learn deeply and develop a thorough mastery of what they are learning. That, combined with the love of learning that teachers foster at Green Acres, is how we develop in children a firm foundation of knowledge and a readiness to learn more.

Tracey, lower school head

Did you know? 

Mister Rogers once visited Green Acres School. An icon of child engagement and a proponent of being a good neighbor, he recognized in Green Acres School a kinship. Learn more about our program and discover what inspired Mister Rogers to describe us as a "superb school."

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