Lower School


Our lower school students in kindergarten through fifth grade experience an educational environment that focuses on their social, emotional and academic needs and recognizes their individual learning styles.  Our classrooms feature two experienced educators (a lead teacher and a faculty assistant) who use a multitude of teaching methods, extensive classroom materials and technology to support students as they go about their work.

Extracurricular activities and clubs are offered before and after school.  Many of our students play on athletic teams sponsored by our Parents Association Sports Council.

The character education program supports and promotes the school’s motto:  Freedom With Responsibility.  Our goal is to develop in our students informed consciences that help them choose responsible behavior.  In our program, we incorporate the core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and empathy.

Our definition of responsibility is meeting one’s own needs without interfering with the rights of others to meet their needs.  Character education becomes a part of our students’ daily experience through our list of LifeSkills.  These LifeSkills represent behaviors that support successful choices and create positive attitudes. Techniques and opportunities we use to promote these beliefs include:  class meetings and discussions, journal writing, literature-based lessons and one-on-one behavioral planning.

Our students learn about the importance of serving their community by participating in classroom projects that benefit social service organizations.  They attend a variety of assemblies that feature impressive visitors to campus including award-winning authors and nationally renowned dancers and composers.  Additional programs celebrate our school’s diverse culture and the talents and accomplishments of our students.

Our goal is to develop in our students informed consciences that help them choose responsible behavior. In our program, we incorporate the core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and empathy.

Lower School Events

Tue Apr 22

Wornall Campus Earth Day Celebration

Lower School Fun Run

7:30 AM - 7:55 AM
Location: Loose Park
Thu May 01

May Day

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Field Hockey Field
Fri May 02

May Day- Rain Date

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Field Hockey Field
Tue May 06

Lower School Parent Council Meeting

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Location: Wornall Faculty Dining Room
Wed May 07

4th Grade State Celebration

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Deramus Field House

Instrumental Music Spring Concert

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Hall Student Center Auditorium
Thu May 08

Lower School Thankful Thursday

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Kindergarten Music Program and Art Show

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Curry Theatre
Tue May 13

51st Street Singers Rehearse in Curry

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Location: Curry Theatre

Lower School Documents

Character Counts

Lower School Guidelines

Be truthful ~ Be honest with yourself and others  

Be friendly ~ Treat others with courtesy and respect
Be on time ~ for the beginning of school and turning in assignments  

Personal Best ~ Do your very best no matter what the task  

Follow Directions ~ Read and listen carefully to know what to do  

Ask for help when needed ~ When you are not sure, seek help from others  

Life Skills

Cooperation ~ Work together toward a common goal or purpose.
Respect ~ Show consideration for people and things.  

Caring ~ Feel and show concern for others.  

Friendship ~ Make and keep friends through mutual trust and caring.  

Responsibility ~ Be responsible for yourself.  

Organization ~ Plan, arrange, and do tasks in an orderly way.  

Patience ~ Wait calmly for someone or something.  

Responsibility ~ Take time to care for the environment.  

Effort ~ Try your hardest.  

Common Sense ~ Use good judgment.  

Problem Solving ~ Seek solutions for everyday problems.  

Sense of Humor ~ Laugh and be playful without harming others.  

Perseverance ~ Keep at it.  

Flexibility ~ Be willing to alter plans when necessary.  

Curiosity ~ A desire to learn or know about the world.  

Integrity ~ Act according to a sense of what’s right and wrong.  

Initiative ~ Do something because it needs to be done.  

Courage ~ Act according to your beliefs in difficult situations.