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
Fifth Grade Graduates Inspire Wonder

"I think of your class as a wonder," remarked OES Head of Lower School David Lowell when addressing the Class of 2025 at their Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony. "And I wonder what you will do, here at OES and beyond."