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 »

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

Karen Laudadio
Administrative Assistant
(310) 471-1041

Lower School News

West Campus Pajama and Pancake Day...and Chef Hats!

Before we all left for Thanksgiving Break, the Eagles showed up to flip pancakes for Lower School students and faculty. Parents in pajamas mixing pancake mix with an industrial-sized mixer, doling out ridiculous amounts of whipped cream, chocolate chips, and sprinkles is funny enough. Add decorated chefs hats and the scene is complete. Parents and students alike decorated their own hats to accompany their favorite PJs, sure to be a new tradition at this beloved event. Enjoy this gallery of images from our pajama party...

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Expressing Our Gratitude Throughout the Year

By Laura Taylor, Lower School Counselor

Just as Dr. Mike shared in the Letter of the Week above, I have also been thinking about gratitude, and the importance of giving thanks to those who care for and help us along the way. In the Middle School, each faculty member wrote a personal note to three or four 8th Grade students they had taught, coached, or advised during 7th or 8th Grade. The cards were mailed to each student's home the day before Promotion last spring and Middle School Director, Diane Oliveira recalls, "It was a great way to end the year. Everyone was celebrated for their personal growth and what they brought to the community." Middle School math teacher, Jill Henderson, beautifully captures the essence of gratitude in her note to a student...

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Lower School Events

NO SCHOOL: Winter Recess
all day
NO SCHOOL: Winter Recess
all day
NO SCHOOL: Winter Recess
all day
NO SCHOOL: Winter Recess
all day
NO SCHOOL: Winter Recess
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