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Lower School

A Message from Michelle Feiss, Head of Lower School

The Allendale Columbia Lower School is a place where our students in Nursery through Fifth Grade are free to explore, encouraged to take risks and develop their own voice, while learning the key foundational skills needed to be successful as they continue their education beyond this Division.  
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Lower School students and their families can expect:

  • A vibrant, primary education taught by an outstanding, dedicated faculty who are excited about teaching and learning
  • Small classes where every student participates and receives personal attention from their teachers
  • Educational subject matter that builds strong foundational skills in reading, writing, and math, and an understanding of global awareness, collaborative problem-solving, and financial literacy
  • A safe, positive community with healthy values, where each student learns good citizenship
  • Detailed narrative evaluations highlighting each student’s academic performance and in-class behavior
  • Ongoing communication between parents, students, and teachers, including formal parent-teacher conferences to discuss student progress


From Our Lower School Blog


Downloadable Resources

With links to Admissions Forms, Curriculum Guides, Health Forms, the Dress Code, Supply Lists and everything in-between, this page has all the info you and your family need to prepare for a year at AC. 
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