Lower School

In the Lower School, students in first through fourth grades learn to think critically, solve problems, and use their imaginations creatively. Our team of dedicated, caring professionals has a passion for children and learning. Our classrooms are vibrant, joyful places where children are nurtured and challenged every day.

Our goal is to engage our students in authentic and memorable learning. We also ensure a healthy balance of freedom and responsibility. In this way, Lower School students not only increase their understanding of the world and thoughtful problem solving, they also grow in developing admirable character qualities. We believe that good character is the foundation for long-term success. We are committed to helping all students become the best version of themselves.

All of our students enjoy daily reading, writing, math, social studies, science, and physical education instruction. Art, music, STEAM, technology and Spanish are important weekly additions. Carefully selected field trips enrich learning throughout the year, and all students participate in musical productions, public speaking, art shows, and field day.

Students also have frequent opportunities to learn responsible citizenship as they help others in our community and world through various service projects.

A walk through our hallways and classrooms will give you a sense of why all of us who work here have such a delight and affection for The Oakridge School. We enjoy a diverse student body and we consider all of our families part of our “Oakridge Family.” This warm environment is an important part of our unique school culture. 



Meet Our Staff

Sarah Schecter

Sarah Schecter

Head of Lower School
Melanie Butts

Melanie Butts

Lower School Administrative Assistant

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