Lower School (Grades 6-8)
We know that these middle school years are critical to developing academic and social foundations that lead to success in high school and life, and we're making some changes that will strengthen this foundation and create an engaging, vibrant school experience for you.
Join Us in 6th Grade
You'll get a jumpstart on developing the foundational skills and attitudes necessary for success in high school and have the opportunity to earn high school credits before entering 9th grade.
Extended School Day
You'll have extended learning time every day through a longer 7.5-hour school day, with increased instructional time devoted to math and literacy, and more opportunities to get extra help when you need it.
Students in the Lower School will have their own place within the East High building, creating a small school atmosphere, with 160 students per grade level, and small classes in core subject areas. Staggered start times for the Lower School and Upper Schools will help to nurture the Lower School community. We're also planning for transportation of Lower School students by yellow school buses.
The East Lower School is on the path to becoming an expeditionary learning school, where learning is active, challenging, meaningful, public, and collaborative. The focus will be on college and career readiness and lifelong success, both providing support and challenges that foster literacy, numeracy, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, persistence toward excellence, and active citizenship.