Lower School (K-6)


Children are encouraged to be curious and creative while developing confidence in their abilities. The curriculum is traditional in nature with an emphasis on reading, writing, and math, yet the teaching and learning process is child-centered. Written and designed by the faculty, our program is unique to Brentwood School. Grades study various themes integrated with the subjects of social studies, science, and other “special” subjects. Basic skills are taught, and the thematic approach encourages students to retain their enthusiasm and love for learning at the same time as they are learning the basic building blocks of school work.

Community of Caring

The core values of trust, respect, responsibility, honesty, caring, community, and diversity build the foundation of our community and our character education program at Brentwood School. Learn More »

DawnMarie Cunnion
Associate Head of School; Interim Lower School Director
(310) 471-1041

Karen Laudadio
Administrative Assistant
(310) 471-1041

Lower School News

Summer Reading Challenge Success

The second annual All-School Summer Reading Challenge was a giant success! We more than doubled our readers and books from last summer. Over 400 books were read for the twelve challenges. We had 48 participants from all three divisions, including students, parents, grandparents, alumni, and faculty. Congratulations to the following participants who finished all twelve challenges...

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What's Happening in Kindergarten?

The past two weeks for our youngest students have possibly been the most exciting in their young lives. Finding their way to the art room across a giant expanse of campus, negotiating the lunch line, getting to know their teachers, and making new friends can all be very daunting...

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Summer Travel: Upper School Service Learning in China

The last school year had no sooner ended when ten Upper School students and their two teacher chaperones, Judy Adler and Marc Schuhl, boarded a flight to China for a little over a week of service learning, language learning, and cultural exchange in Beijing. In partnership with a growing Chinese technology startup called Vanthink, Brentwood students taught daily English lessons to a group of 10-12 year old girls from an elementary school in remote Guizhou Province, where per capita the GDP is less than a tenth of what it is here in California...

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Lower School Events

WC Eagles Harvest Festival
Upper Baseball and Softball Fields

This longtime Lower School tradition has all the fall favorites. Read more and volunteer for a shift.

NO CLASSES: LS Parent-Teacher Conferences
Grandparent Council
LS Picture Make-Up Day CANCELLED
all day
6th Grade Parent Coffee & Astrocamp Meeting
WC Arts & Athletics Building
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