Welcome to the Lower School

Our Lower School classrooms are filled with dynamic experiences that will spark your son’s curiosity. We understand how boys think, act, and learn, and our programs are designed to challenge and inspire them. Our youngest Saints enter middle school as more creative, more compassionate, and more confident thinkers — ready to lead and ready to learn.

Start early to finish strong

90% of a child’s brain development happens by age 5, which means that the years leading up to and including Kindergarten are crucial for your son’s development. These are the prime years to help your child learn life skills like problem-solving and communication. That is why we have designed our Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Kindergarten (K) programs to nurture creativity and encourage curiosity while setting a positive tone for the rest of your son’s schooling.

Highlights

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  • Service Learning:

    We teach our boys that there is something bigger than themselves through our Service Learning projects. Each Lower School grade partners with a local charitable organization so your son will learn ways in which he can give back to his community
  • Leadership:

    At St. Christopher’s, leadership is taught from day one. Whether it is Junior Kindergartners taking on the job of a line leader or Kindergartners practicing firm handshakes and eye contact, we believe leadership skills are essential in raising the next generation of men.
  • School Traditions:

    Literary Society: Through this biannual poetry recitation, boys get to participate in a friendly oratorical competition as they develop the skills of rhetoric and confidence through public speaking.
  • Lower School Musical:

    A highlight of our Lower School experience, this annual musical production brings together every Saint from K through Fifth Grade as they learn every aspect of a dramatic production, including makeup, costumes, and how a play comes together. 
  • Battle of the Books:

    Our Saints from Third through Fifth Grade can compete in the ultimate book challenge! This exciting quiz-style competition inspires their love for reading. 

A Look Inside Our Lower School