Lower School Academic Highlights

St. David’s Lower School seeks to instill a positive attitude and disposition toward learning by engaging and challenging students in vital foundational skills.

Learning in the homeroom is supplemented by daily enrichment classes in the arts and sciences that complement our core subjects. Our smaller class sizes allow for optimal differentiation and small group instruction. Focus on our Core Values in the broad strokes of faith, virtue and knowledge begins in these early years to educate the whole child. Weekly Chapel with a daily, integrated virtue curriculum which is central to our mission.

The Lower School emphasizes core learning in the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, and engagement with people in societies, both local and international with all seven continents studied throughout the lower school experience. Our writing curriculum is integrated with reading for a holistic approach. Clearly defined objectives and targeted instruction appropriate for each grade level, Pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. The mathematics curriculum, based on the Singapore approach, emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving. Units of study in social studies and science are complemented by enrichment classes as well as field trip experiences. Beginning in kindergarten, Lower School students learn Spanish in an authentic way applied in structured, conversational discourse.  Daily physical activity supports our focus on healthy habits of the body, supporting our attention on the whole student, mind, soul and strength.

The Lower School building features bright, engaging classrooms that include the latest in educational technology, including 70-inch touch screen monitors. A community gallery space located in the center of the Lower School building allows for large group gatherings, presentations, and special events.


The Pre-Kindergarten program instills a love of learning by nurturing and encouraging the development of the whole child...


St. David's Kindergarten provides children with a strong foundation for future success while creating a secure, nurturing environment...

1st Grade

In the 1st grade at St. David's School, we challenge the creative and curious nature of children by providing an environment that will...

2nd Grade

Second grade students travel to UNC to visit the Morehead Planetarium.

3rd Grade

Third grade at St. David's inspires learners to reach their full potential by facilitating independence...

4th Grade

Fourth grade students study the state of North Carolina, taking trips to both the mountains and the coast.

Special Events

Students in all grades participate in these events in the Lower School.