Life in the Lower School
There's more to explore beyond the classroom for our youngest learners at Agnes Irwin.
Grammy® nominated songwriters, authors, illustrators, firefighters, and environmentalists can be found visiting AIS during Lower School's Friday morning assemblies. You never know who will stop by next!
Girls on the Run
Through this program, girls learn how to manage emotions, resolve conflicts, help others, and make intentional decisions, all while learning how to run competitively as they train for a 5K in the spring. Oh what fun it is to run!
Mind enriching activities including arts and crafts, cooking, computers, reading, homework, free play, and quiet time are the hallmarks of our After Session, and provide after-school care for working families.
For more than 75 years, our community has gathered around the may pole for special dances and the weaving of the may pole by the 4th grade. The festivities are followed by games, food, and our beloved lemon sticks!
When the school day's over, fun and learning continues in our Extra Session program. Activities change throughout the year and may include theatre, engineering, "mini medical school," and fitness classes.
Our Lower School comes together on the lawn for a fun day filled with games and camaraderie. Teams are comprised of girls from every grade, and are named after popular animals. It's a wild day of competition.
Fourth graders can participate in our Robotics Club, which culminates in our annual robotics competition. Girls work together to design and build a machine and motor out of K'Nex that can move an object.
Grandparents and special grandfriends visit the Lower School every spring for a morning of fun including classroom activities like "fraction pizza," pillow making, and square dancing. It's always a hoot!