Lower School Academic Highlights

St. David's Lower School seeks to engage and challenge students' minds and capture the joy and excitement of learning.

The Lower School program, grades Pre-K-4, establishes a strong foundation upon which St. David’s students begin their academic journey. The Lower School seeks to engage and challenge the students’ minds and capture the joy and excitement of learning, as we meet their developmental needs and set them up for success in the Middle and Upper Schools.

Our Lower School curriculum emphasizes the core subjects of reading, mathematics and written expression, and also places importance on science, social studies and the integration of concepts throughout different disciplines in order to develop each student’s foundational learning and critical thinking. Pre-kindergarteners through fourth graders also participate in daily physical exercise and a wide array of exciting enrichments in academics, fine arts, Spanish and STEAM.


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.

Lower School Interdisciplinary Events

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