Lower School Admissions

Our Lower School (K-4) challenges students academically, empowers curiosity, and nurtures student’s social growth. In addition to core subjects such as math and reading, students also study Spanish, visual and performing arts, library and media studies, computer science, and physical education. Our Lower School students enjoy a well-rounded and supportive education.

Admissions Timeline

Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis.

Life in the Lower School

Join our Head of the Lower School, Lisa Keeler, to learn about grades K-4. Our youngest students are full of wonder, creativity, perseverance, and kindness; in this webinar we’ll discuss how we structure our days and how we constantly strive to strengthen a love of learning.

Meet Our Team

Stacey Gearhart, Director of Admissions (PS & K)

Stacey Gearhart is the director of admissions for the Pre-School and Kindergarten, assistant head of the Learning Village for student life (PS - 4), and a member of the Residential Life team. If she had to sum up the School in one word, Stacey would say “inspiring” because she is inspired by the genuine care and concern our students and teachers have for each other.

She earned a B.S. in geology from Washington & Lee University in 2003, and went on to earn a M.Ed. in educational psychology from the Curry School at the University of Virginia in 2013.

Email: sgearhart@stab.org

Calendly For Appointments: www.calendly.com/staceygearhart

McKenzie Harper, Director of Admissions (Grades 1 - 8)

McKenzie Harper is a Charlottesville native and has extensive educational experience in both private and public schools locally. Prior to coming to St. Anne's-Belfield, she served in a number of teaching and administrative roles at Free Union School, including as assistant head, where she worked on their admission program. Most recently, she taught fourth grade here at the School in the Learning Village before joining the Admission Team.

McKenzie studied religious studies at the University of Virginia before receiving a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin.

Email: mharper@stab.org

Fall 2020 Admissions Webinars