That's why we empower girls — to explore, to reach higher, to speak up, to take part — from their very first day of Lower School.
Everything our students experience is rooted in research about what's best for girls: how they learn, how their brains develop, and what their social and emotional needs are. Our girls are known, understood, supported, and free to be their very best selves. Throughout the journey, they’re guided by exceptional teachers — the kind who have a gift for bringing out the best in each girl.
Explore, experience, and stretch.
Our research-based curriculum is designed to balance challenging academics with wellness to help girls from PreKindergarten to Grade 4 thrive in daily math, language arts, and Spanish classes, as well as science, art, STEAM workshops, music, P.E. and playtime.
Learn more about our curriculum.
The Early Childhood Education curriculum at Agnes Irwin is rooted in girl-centered research and developed through the lens of how young girls learn best, building a strong foundation for the rest of each student's Lower School journey.
Our Let’s Care program is central to Lower School life and promotes the “four C’s” of social intelligence: communicating, caring, coping, and character building. Girls learn an array of skills, from mindfulness and self-care to friendship-making strategies.
The Lower School's iWonder Lab gives girls space to create, experiment, tinker, and engineer. Design-thinking projects engage girls with codeable robots, circuitry kits, K'NEX, art supplies, and other manipulatives as they follow their own sense of wonder.
Mrs. Elizabeth Elizardi is a passionate educator whose positive energy and approach to learning is infectious — which is evident when you find her spontaneously breaking out into song with the kindergarteners.
Meet Lower School Director Mrs. Elizardi
At the end of the day, there's more to explore.
When the school day’s over, the fun continues for girls in our after-school programs. A multitude of enriching activities makes After Session (our daily after-school program) and Extra Session (our specialty classes) popular among Lower School girls.
Learn more about after-school care.