Lower School Distinctive Programs
Each Kindergarten student gets paired with a 4th grader who serves as their “buddy” for the year. Events and opportunities for them to interact throughout the school year are planned.
The Senior Buddy Program is a much-loved Collegiate tradition that allows 1st graders and seniors to step out of their daily routines and enjoy a year of fun and friendship. Seniors and their first-grade buddies meet at Convocation and participate in monthly activities all year long, including bowling, and community service, all the way to Graduation.
Third graders participate in a biography project that touches on reading, research skills, and public speaking.
One of the highlights of fourth grade is our “School at the Zoo” week. Each day, our students attend school at the Louisville Zoo where they experience minds-on, hands-on learning of a different ecosystem throughout the week. Our teachers collaborate with zoo instructors to create an amazing cross-curricular program filled with education and fun!
The Lower School robotics program introduces the school’s computer science program that continues through Upper School. The program offers fourth-grade students the opportunity to create complex gadgets using the newest Lego devices. The collaboration between science and technology has been a central part of the lower school for twenty years.