Lower School Home

Our Lower School, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, gets students off to a strong start towards being successful in school, in college, and later as global leaders and thinkers by featuring:

  • Strong academic foundation in core subjects
  • A safe, nurturing community
  • Small classes that allow close individual attention
  • A child-centered environment which fosters an enthusiasm for learning
  • A flexible, inquiry-based curriculum
  • Significant hands-on project work
  • Art, music, Spanish, science, library, technology, and physical education taught by specialists
First Graders Show Off Reading Skills through Theater

Doug Whitmore's class performed a Reader's Theater show in front of a full house on Monday. The first graders performed The Lost Valentine Cards, a play about the US Postal Service and its pivotal role in our society and history.

Lower and Middle Schoolers Celebrate Mardis Gras

OES schools came together this week in celebration and learning about Mardis Gras. Middle School students visited the Lower School to share some of their favorite traditions about this special day.