The Antilles Lower School works to launch children on the path of a college preparatory curriculum by teaching them to think critically and creatively.
We strive to infuse challenge into the daily routine and to build confidence in our students through teaching that is nurturing and compassionate. We believe that expression, be it written, verbal, numerical or artistic fosters self-esteem and learning. Our classroom atmosphere is based on respect and tolerance so children can feel safe to express themselves as they wonder, question and solve problems.
The curriculum in Lower School strongly emphasizes reading, writing, language and mathematics. Other fields of study include Spanish language and culture, physical education, art and music. Additionally, classes make use of our newly outfitted lower school computer room and dedicated lower school library.
Students also have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom on "experiential learning" trips for marine biology, a nursing home for community service, on sailboats and in new ways every year.