Learning in Kindergarten through 5th Grade at Williams is grounded in developmentally-appropriate levels of rigor, engagement, and support designed to help all children grow as learners, thinkers, and creative producers. Students work with experienced teachers and specialists to engage in open-ended, authentic, and relevant learning experiences designed to help them develop the academic, social, and emotional skills they need for success in middle school and beyond.
Our Lower School students have the benefit of working with teachers who are committed to ensuring that every child is in a safe, supportive, and respectful environment. Our Lower School students and teachers begin each day with a morning meeting to set the agenda and daily goals with a focus on the qualities of good community member (e.g., respect, kindness, empathy, collaboration) and they end each day with a reflection on the day’s work and their successes and areas for growth. Throughout the day, our students work to live those classroom norms developed together, as a classroom community.