Lower School (2nd - 5th)

The Lower School Experience At Upland

“This is not an environment where you find children sitting neatly in rows. They are doing active, hands-on, inquiry-based work. They are learning to be investigators of the world around them.”  Michael Patterson, head of Lower School
As young learners grow in capability and confidence, Upland’s Lower School meets their hunger for exploration with a rich curriculum and exceptional opportunities beyond the classroom.

What Makes Our Program So Strong?

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  • Experiential Adventures

    Field trips culminate in 4th and 5th grade with science-focused overnight stays at Chincoteague Bay Field Station and Echo Hill Outdoor School.
  • Math Power

    The Lower School’s Singapore Math Program focuses strongly on honing problem-solved skills and applying math in real-world contexts.
  • Vibrant Theater

    Each year students in every grade stage their own play, with shows ranging from “Julius Caesar” to “Little Women” (all in age-appropriate versions).