Lower School Academics (Kindergarten – Grade 4)

The Lower School program creates an intimate educational environment encouraging students to explore and question their world.

Application Process

Head of the Lower School Lisa Keeler, P. '15 & '16

I’m a career educator, but I entered this community first as a parent. I had a daughter who was at school elsewhere and she was just fine...but she was just fine. She wasn’t thriving. So we came here. And from the moment she started, she was being noticed. She was being nurtured. She was being nudged, regularly. That’s what I want for your children. We want to really understand what makes them tick and what is more challenging for them, and not shy away from that. We want to know and support them with gentle pressure, relentlessly applied.
— Lisa Keeler, P. '15 & '16, Head of the Lower School

Lower School At A Glance



Student-Teacher Ratio

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Teachers Have Advanced Degrees

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Average Class Size



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Ready for the Next Step?

Learn more about our application process, affordability, and opportunities for prospective families to engage with us on the Lower School Admission page.

Questions? Please don't hesitate to reach out to admission@stab.org.

Your Admission Contact

Kate Borgeson

Kate Borgeson
Director of Lower School Admission, Age 2 – Grade 4
(434) 220-4243

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