Lower School

Welcome to the Lower School!

The Pace Academy Lower School is a joyful place where students, parents, faculty and visitors are warmly welcomed each day. It is a home that seeks to nurture one’s intellect, develop curiosity and provide opportunities for character development.

Our teachers—experts in shepherding our youngest learners—create meaningful academic experiences and inspire students to have the courage to strive for excellence. Our low student-teacher ratio enables students to readily participate in dynamic lessons and small-group discussions. From Pre-First through fifth grade, students have access to learning that prepares them academically, motivates them intrinsically and causes them to recognize that their contributions are needed in our world.

Our Lower School is known for a comprehensive, academically rigorous curriculum that promotes intellectual curiosity, creativity and a global mindset. Isdell Center for Global Leadership (ICGL) programming starts in the Lower School and prepares students to be 21st-century learners and leaders in concert with the Design Thinking model, in which students learn to think critically, work collaboratively and have empathy for others.

Woven into the fabric of Pace Academy is the thread of citizenship. Through our character-education program, students understand the importance of integrity and serve as change agents within the school, as well as in the greater community.

We are a community of discovery, wonder, respect and love, and we are committed to educating your greatest gifts—your children.