A jk through 12 independent school in Charlotte, NC

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Lower School

Junior Kindergarten–Fourth Grade

 

Lower School Students Outdoors

The important first years of a child’s education form the foundation for future success in every aspect of life. Country Day gives preschool aged through fourth grade students a balanced and challenging program where confidence, talent, friendship, and individuality flourish. Here, students become strong, independent thinkers, guided by expert teachers who encourage their natural curiosity and help them master essential skills.

Each day in Lower School is filled with remarkable opportunities and experiences.

As a member of the Country Day Lower School community, each student:

  • Helps build a class of compassionate, respectful, thoughtful students who value and learn from each other.
  • Conducts hands-on experiments in a dedicated Lower School science laboratory.
  • Learns healthy habits in our award-winning daily physical education program.
  • Begins to study French and Spanish in junior kindergarten and kindergarten.
  • Grows in confidence through public speaking, theatrical productions, and research presentations.
  • Creates a welcoming environment and helps visitors and new students feel at home.
  • Plays an active role in service projects that teach the importance of acceptance, integrity, cooperation, and fairness.

Integrated Curriculum

A balanced, inquiry-based Lower School curriculum ensures that each student has the opportunity to master core knowledge, competencies, and technical skills. Many studies and activities take students outside the regular classroom. 

More about our Lower School Curriculum

Extraordinary Opportunities

Third graders immerse themselves in the learning experience and apply their newfound skills in authentic, real-world ways
Setting the foundation for tackling ever more complex learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
Fourth-graders released 82 healthy rainbow trout into the Jacobs Fork River at South Mountains State Park as part of a hands-on education and conservation program developed by the non-profit Trout Unlimited.
Recognized by the state of North Carolina as an N.C. Physical Education Demonstration School, our program incorporates cardio, strength, flexibility, and agility—all four key components of fitness.
Using an app specifically developed to help young writers form letters correctly, our kindergarten students practice by finger tracing letter shapes on tablets.
Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Rd Road, Charlotte,
NC North Carolina 28226
704.943.4500
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