|Our Mission Statement|
The goal of the Lower School is to support each student in developing the academic skills, personal awareness, and emotional resilience necessary to be a successful learner and valued member of the community.
The Lower School offers a sophisticated, joyful, learning experience built on a rich daily program responsive to each and every child. As the little brothers and sisters in a spirited, Nursery through 12th-grade family, Lower School children are inspired and supported by the dynamism, positive energy, and commitment of the entire Wheeler community. Above all else, the teachers in our Lower School are extraordinary – experienced, enthusiastic, creative and deeply invested in each child’s success.
Signature Grade-Level Events
|While a rich, exciting, and intentional day-to-day program is our foundation, the Wheeler Lower School also believes in culminating moments in each grade – “ta-da!” or “wow” events – that draw the threads of the curriculum together in a way that a child will remember forever…” |
Visit our Signature Events Page to learn more.
Unique to the Lower School at Wheeler are the quality "special" subjects that are a regular part of each child's day. Click on the links below to learn more about what our students experience in the areas of enrichment and arts education.Aerie ProgramArt DepartmentPerforming Arts Department
THE WHEELER FARM CAMPUS
Wheeler's second campus, 120 acres of fields, woodlands, classrooms and athletic facilities is affectionately known as The Farm,
and is site for many Lower School opportunities — such as week-long classes for the First Grade each fall and special events through Aerie such as Fourth Grade's Frontier Day and Second Grade's Safari Day.
How do we integrate technology in the classrooms?
Our teachers at Wheeler act as technology integrationists researching technology tools and choosing technologies that enhance curriculum, instruction and student learning. Teachers use their instructional expertise and content knowledge to identify innovative ways technologies may be used to teach their subject area disciplines.
Technology Integration at Wheeler
To learn more about the ways we are integrating technology into teaching and learning across the school, visit the Technology Integration Page
Program Spotlight: Young Writers
|Students in Catherine Vaughn's first grade class are deep into the writing process. Students used their classroom iPads to create their own super heroes - the jumping off point for a creative writing project where these first graders created their own comic strips. See the amazing results!|
Program Spotlight: Mathematics
|Learn about Math in Focus|
The Wheeler Lower School, Hamilton, and Sixth Grade implemented the Math in Focus program in the 2012-13 academic year. See what the program looks like by watching our video.