Lower School

3 years—Grade 5


Lower Schoolers at Lincoln eagerly explore, question, and reflect. They might collect and examine sea life along the shores of Narragansett Bay, or problem-solve through a engineering design challenge. Later, they might analyze issues of social justice, hearing from a Holocaust survivor as a guest speaker. Experiences like these create critical and passionate thinkers who possess solid foundational skills. Our students learn to face and embrace problems, to be leaders, and to act as caring and cooperative classmates.

Along the way, we support children's needs and encourage their strengths by getting to know them as individuals and partnering with their parents. We celebrate their accomplishments through school-wide gatherings, fostering a sense of community and pride. Our ultimate goal is to help students become engaged, enthusiastic, and confident learners.

Ianthe Hershberger | Director of Lower School | ihershberger@lincolnschool.org

Early Childhood
Nursery: Oak Room
Pre-Kindergarten: Ginkgo Room

The Early Childhood program consists of two co-ed classrooms: the Oak room for three- and four-year-olds, and the Ginkgo room for four- and five-year-olds. Our approach is influenced by the internationally renowned Reggio Emilia concept of early childhood teaching and learning. Through an evolving, emergent curriculum shaped by each child’s cognitive social and physical development, children come to view school as a place of exploration and discovery.

Kindergarten–Grade 5

The Academic Program in Kindergarten through Grade 5 engages girls in active exploration of the world around them. Our curriculum is designed to reflect their interests and broaden their experiences. As they ask questions and seek answers, they are encouraged to see themselves as life-long learners.

Lower School LIfe


Lower School News


Thank You to Our Veterans

Recently a Grade 1 parent came to the classroom to share his story, photos, and jacket from his time in the Army. He shared that he enlisted at the age of 18 and how joining the Army helped to pay for college. The girls were very interested to hear about the tanks that he had to learn how to fix, and had the opportunity to ask questions about his experiences. Before he left, the girls presented him with the rocks and thank you letters. 

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