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Lower School (K-6)

WELCOME TO THE LOWER SCHOOL: GRADES K-6. THE LOWER SCHOOL PROVIDES A LEARNING ATMOSPHERE FILLED WITH ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES.

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 »

Keith Sarkisian
Lower School Director
(310) 471-1041

Karen Laudadio
Administrative Assistant
(310) 471-1041

Lower School News

by Tony Reyes, Digital Media Manager

As part of our celebration of Black History Month, Brentwood School hosted its 6th annual African American Read-In. Notable African Americans in Los Angeles came to read books written by African American authors, many of whom shared stories of pan-African history, culture, and experiences...

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by Yapha Mason, Lower School Librarian

Have you ever read a really good book and wished that you could ask the author questions? The 5th Grade students in the Lower School Book Club had this opportunity on Monday when author Eleanor Glewwe joined them for lunch. Glewwe is the author of the fantasy novels Sparkers and Wildings, as well as a graduate student of linguistics at UCLA. The students had all read Sparkers, and many of them had read the companion novel as well. These books, set in a fantasy world where some people have magic and some people don't, address issues of discrimination and classism in an engaging adventure story appropriate for Grades 4 and up. Ms. Glewwe patiently answered their questions and listened to their ideas about her books, in addition to explaining linguistics. Although she rarely does school visits, we appreciate her taking the time to meet with her fans.

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by Meredith Storrs, Assistant Director of Communications

Today marks the culmination of a longtime tradition, established by Judith O'Hanlon, where AP Literature students share reflections from their study of Hamlet with 6th graders who just finished projects on Macbeth. And yesterday five Upper School students participated in a Shakespeare competition, where Caroline G. '17 outplayed her peers and will move on to the Los Angeles competition at Marlborough on February 25...

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Lower School Events

NO CLASSES: All-School Faculty Inservice
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5th Grade Human Development Eveing
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West Campus
5th Grade Overnight
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5th Grade Overnight
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Parents Association Benefit
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