Lower School is where it all begins. This is where young children make their first connection to the joy of learning.

Talented and dedicated teachers in a positive and nurturing learning environment guide Lower School students in developing confidence, self-discipline, academic achievement, and responsibility. Our rigorous curriculum develops mastery of fundamental skills and critical thinking, stimulates creativity through music and art, features foreign language, and offers the tools of technology.

Smart Boards in every LS classroom

A yearly LS musical production

Instruments and band instruction

iPads in every LS classroom

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Lower School News

Learning Lab

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Outstanding Faculty

We have teacher assistants in every classroom through 1st grade. The Lower School student to teacher ratio is 8:1. Each teacher has at least a 4-year degree and is certified in his/her field.

Enrichment Classes

A variety of enrichment classes are offered in the Lower School to aid in preparing our students’ social and creative potential as well as helping them gain a global perspective. HA has full-time enrichment teachers in library, computer, foreign language, art, music, character education, and physical education.