Sewickley Academy's Lower School fosters learning in action, freedom of thought and expression, independent and critical thinking, and creativity. Successful beginnings are best achieved when the earliest learning experiences are positive ones. When a young child feels good about school, attitudes are formed that promote a lifetime of intellectual growth and inquisitiveness.
Lower School faculty inspires and creates an environment and passion for learning that encourages each child's emotional, social, and academic development. The academic program is both stimulating and carefully geared to each child's learning abilities and styles. In a variety of structured settings, they learn independence, cooperation, and tolerance. Each year they expand their knowledge and skills, laying a firm foundation for Middle School.
Of equal importance is the need to help youngsters establish good citizenship habits, respect for themselves and for others, and pride in their accomplishments in and out of the classroom. As active and contributing members to a great community, Lower School students embrace and celebrate diversity on campus and in our world.
Thanks to a generous grant from SA's Home and School Association, faculty were issued iPad Airs, devices that will allow teachers to explore ways that mobile technology can enhance teaching and learning in the classroom and beyond.
During the Day of Service, the SA community partners with organizations on service projects that seek to make a positive impact on issues regarding the environment, social justice, hunger, and poverty.