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Lower School

Welcome to the Lower School!
An integrated approach to individual growth.

In the Lower School (grades 1-4), our focus is on the whole child. Each is treated as an individual and is a valued member of our close-knit community. Our faculty and administration get to know every student as both a person and a learner.

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Lower School Orientation Guide 2023-24 Cover

What's Happening in the Lower School?

Third Graders Showcase Their Multimedia Talents at the Poetry Celebration

What an exciting week of celebration in third grade! After months of learning and preparation, the third graders hosted parents and special guests at their Poetry Celebration. The celebration showed their loved ones all the work they have put in throughout their poetry lessons. Over the course of the unit, students were introduced to a variety of poetic devices, like similes, personification, repetition, and...

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Fourth Graders Team Up with 100s of Students to Perform Swing Music at Carnegie Hall

Fourth graders from the Lower School and fifth graders from the Middle School attended an orchestra concert at Carnegie Hall! The concert was part of Carnegie Hall's "Link Up" program, a music education unit in which Ramaz students have been participating. The theme of the concert was "The Orchestra Swings," exploring the nuances...

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Second Graders Learn Financial Literacy and Practice It with a "Ramaz Toy Store"

In math class, the second graders have completed a unit on financial literacy. They created their own “Ramaz Diner,” using menu items and prices to determine how much a meal would cost by adding amounts together. The students then practiced calculating change by subtracting the cost of their meal from a 20 dollar bill. To conclude the unit, they have begun their long-term, extra fun financial literacy project. Every...

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First Graders Show Off Their "Inch"-credible Measurement Skills

First graders have truly enjoyed their lesson on measurement. They learned about how inches are a standard unit of measurement, which helps to measure objects accurately. They applied those skills by using their own rulers to measure the lengths of different objects around the classroom, such as folders, pencils, and erasers. Students were also able...

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Fourth Graders Present a "Voices of the American Revolution" Mock Debate for Parents

Fourth graders culminated their months-long study of the American Revolution with their "Voices of the American Revolution" presentation. They performed in front of their visiting families and simulated a mock debate between Patriots and Loyalists! Each student shared a "diary entry" that he or she wrote from the perspective of a fictional colonial citizen, providing...

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