From the Division Head
I am thrilled to join the Pembroke Hill community as lower school head this year. While I have only been here a short time, I know that I have joined a warm, welcoming school community fully dedicated to its mission - Together, cultivating the best in each, for the benefit of all. This powerful mission challenges us, as a community, to encourage and support excellence in others as we, ourselves, strive for excellence.
In the lower school (kindergarten through fifth grade), one of our most important responsibilities is to nurture our students’ innate curiosity and love of learning. The inspirational learning environment at the Pembroke Hill School does exactly that. When you step into our lower school classrooms, you will see and hear children and their teachers joyfully engaging in meaningful learning. Conversation, collaboration, laughter and smiles abound as students and teachers interact with, and learn from, each other. Our lower school faculty members know, value and understand their students. They design classroom environments and routines that foster independence and develop effective learning habits, which in turn equip students to embrace challenges while building a solid foundation of academic, artistic and athletic skills.
Recognizing that healthy social-emotional development is critical to a child’s ability to learn, Pembroke Hill’s lower school program incorporates social-emotional learning throughout students’ days. During their lower school years, children grow tremendously in their ability to see another’s perspective and demonstrate empathy and support for them. Pembroke Hill lower school students learn to work collaboratively, advocate for themselves and others, encourage and support each other through successes and difficulties, offer and receive help, contribute their voice and listen to their peers, and serve as leaders while also allowing their classmates the opportunity to lead. They learn to live by Pembroke Hill’s core values of respect, compassion, scholarship and integrity.
The Pembroke Hill School offers an exceptional education and a vibrant school community. I encourage you to contact our admissions team so we can help you learn more about Pembroke Hill and the joyful, inspirational learning environment that awaits your child.