Lower School

Extracurricular activities

Games Galore

Games Galore is sponsored by parents of first and second grades a couple of times a year. The students meet after school for an hour and play popular board and card games such as UNO, Monopoly and Twister. Communication comes from homeroom teachers.

51st Street Singers

Chorus is open to fifth grade students. Rehearsals are scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:25 to 7:55 a.m. The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the music room. There is no practice in January.

Math Club


Students will learn and enhance math skills through board and card games. The club meets on Wednesday mornings from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. Startup date and location TBA. First and second grade students will meet in the Wornall Dining Hall and kindergarten will meet in Primary 105. Parents are always welcome to help.


Math Club is designed to enhance student problem-solving skills and mathematical reasoning. Fourth and fifth grade students, who have a real love for the logical, mathematical and like to do challenging work, will have a great time. The club will meet on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m., beginning in September and ending at Spring Break.

May Day Dance Practices

Fourth and fifth grade girls may sign up to participate in the Waltz Of The Flowers dance in our annual May Day celebration. There will be nine practices. Four will be during the school day, and five will be in April after school from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m. Exact dates are still to be determined. May Day festivities will be May 1; rain date is May 2. Requirements include attendance at practices and a May Day dress (some are available to borrow or you may make your own). Also, each dancer is responsible for decorating a wire hoop provided by the school. Information will be sent home in late February.

Music Lessons

Private music lessons are offered after school by appointment. Contact Paula Engetschwiler at 816-936-1377 for information.

Safety Patrol

Safety Patrol is open to any fourth grader who can be on duty by 7:30 a.m. We follow the AAA Safety Patrol rules and regulations. Regular attendance is required. Students will be asked to start volunteering the first week of school.

Athletic program

The Pembroke Hill Lower School Athletic Program is committed to offering a variety of recreational athletic activities to students from prekindergarten through fifth grade. Coached by parent volunteers, the goal of each activity is to focus on skill development, teamwork, and physical fitness in a supportive and positive environment.

The school values of Respect, Compassion, Integrity and Scholarship are an important aspect of the athletic program. The role of the coaches, parents and participants is to reflect and instill such values in a manner that emphasizes good sportsmanship. Every student is a valuable member of his or her team, therefore, equal playing time is given to all participants. Activities offered include baseball, basketball, field hockey, flag football, lacrosse, and soccer.