Welcome to the Lower School

St. Christopher’s understands that boys need to be actively engaged in their learning. For an experience to have impact, boys must use information in real and meaningful ways. Physical activity and movement enhance all learning opportunities.

In Lower School science, for example, students studying Newton’s Laws of Motion work collaboratively in groups to measure how high balls bounce from various heights. Kindergarten classes use pumpkins to integrate learning of math, science, and reading. Students learn Voicethread to read out loud and listen to fluency. Through Skype, Spanish classes engage in conversations with students and teachers at a school in Mexico.

Interim Head of Lower School Sarah Mansfield

List of 5 items.

  • HOMETOWN:

    Arlington, VA
  • EDUCATION:

    BA) Bachelors of Arts in English, (MT) Masters of Teaching, (Ed.D.) Doctorate of Educational Leadership - All from Virginia Commonwealth University
  • PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE:

    • Specialty Center Coordinator at Chesterfield County's Center for Leadership & International Relations 
    • English & Leadership Teacher @ James River High School & Monacan High School
    • English & Journalism Teacher and Step Team Sponsor @ New Kent High School
  • PASSION:

    Teaching. Encouraging students to find and use their voice. 
  • FUN FACT:

    Sarah gave a TED Talk in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Click here to view.)

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