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Lower School Curriculum and Faculty

_DSC7325From Kindergarten through fifth grade, each grade level is comprised of one class and one core teacher. At The Academy, we believe that a small class and an expert teacher are key components ensuring that each and every student has their social and emotional needs validated and met, and that their intellectual horizons are ever-expanding. Feel free to explore further by visiting individual faculty pages below:






Ember Crippen

learn more about our kindergarten instructor and program


First-GradeFirst Grade

Burgi Labarca

learn more about our first-grade instructor and program


Second-GradeSecond Grade

Veronica Simms

learn more about our second-grade instructor and program


Kate AgogliaThird Grade

Kate Agoglia

learn more about our third-grade instructor and program


Fourth-GradeFourth Grade

Jean DeWitt

learn more about our fourth-grade instructor and program


Fifth-GradeFifth Grade

Kelly Cochran

learn more about our fifth-grade instructor and program



Learn more about the Science, Physical Education, Music, Art, and French programs in our Lower School

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