Lower SchoolGrades K–5
Grayson creates a sense of community, fosters school spirit, and builds lasting memories for our Lower School students.
Beyond the Classroom
Carefully curated field trips and assembly programs are both educational and fun, as we believe in the power of experiential learning. Whether it involves exploring local museums, visiting nature preserves, or engaging in interactive workshops, each trip is designed to enrich students’ understanding of various subjects while sparking their curiosity and imagination.
Lower School traditions foster a sense of fun, belonging, and community. Our youngest students participate in a myriad of activities and traditions such as Cultural Celebration Night, when our families gather to share food, family traditions, cultural experiences; VIP Day, when the important people in our students’ lives spend a morning at Grayson; and Winterfest, a celebration of music and visual arts.
Our students eagerly look forward to unique in-school workshops, guests, and celebrations for Pi Day, Read Across America Day, Star Wars Day, and Rocket Day.
Students may join vocal ensembles or take voice or music lessons, and all Lower School students participate in our annual musical theater production.
Options for our gifted elementary school students include the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Reading Olympics, various Mathematics competitions, and national exams for World Languages.
In addition to aftercare, we offer programs such as soccer and frisbee, Snapology, visual arts, chess programs, and more.
Students are encouraged to participate in both school-sponsored service opportunities for Day of Gratitude and Earth Day, as well as out-of-school community service projects.
Grayson Parent Association
Building community is a critical component of a Lower School family experience. The parent association leads celebrations such as our Family Fall Festival; community service projects for our Day of Gratitude; teacher appreciation efforts; classroom activities; social events; and fundraising. All parents are encouraged to get involved!
Lower School parent
“Lower School is a place where students have an incredibly rich experience and access to many integrated programs that parents of gifted students usually have to pay extra for outside of school, such as computer science, theater, and singing groups. They have very full days and come home tired and full of learning. At Grayson, students are truly affirmed and appreciated for who they are as people.”
— Lower School Parent