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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

Our friends from the Kyonngi School returned to Brentwood this week for their annual visit. Lower School students tearfully reunited with their friends in anticipation of the next few weeks of fun activities and learning experiences. Stay tuned in future newsletters for more! [photo by Suzy Stern Gillison]

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Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Thanksgiving drives this year. As we continue with our holiday drives we wanted to take a moment to pause and show our appreciation for all that you have done so far! Below, enjoy a message from Lisa Glick, a few reflections from Middle School students about their experience, and a wrap up from James Hughes...

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Brentwood students' first journey as 2nd graders is through Space! Students explore, read, write, discuss, compare, analyze, and create art projects about Space and become "experts" after they have studied a particular planet for several weeks. This year, our planet experts had several choices for teaching the 1st graders in their cooperative planet project. Did they want to draw and create a poster? Would they like to use technology, such as iPads, apps, or computers? Would they like to build a structure to represent their planet with recycled materials? Students chose the medium that appealed to them, and then teachers created groups based on students' choices...

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Lower School Events

LS Sports Spectacular
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East Campus
Kindergarten Parent Coffee
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WC Arts and Athletics Building
John Hutson Memorial Guest Lecture Featuring Erik Larson
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East Campus Gym
LS 2nd Semester After-School Activities Begin
all day
2nd Grade Parent Coffee
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WC Arts and Athletics Building
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