Learning to love school, right from the start.
You can feel it from the moment you walk into our new Lower School building: this is a place children want to be. Hands-on learning personalized to each student’s passions and potential. Teachers and friends they trust. Small class sizes. Surrounded by a caring community, Waynflete Lower School students inquire, explore, wonder, notice, connect, imagine, play, create, and collaborate.
Inside Lower School
The bright energy of morning drop-off as students and families mingle on the playground and in the atrium. Mindful moments and morning meeting. Research papers, art projects, library books, field trips. One-on-one time with teachers, playground time with friends, and weekly Pachanga. Let our students show you what life at Waynflete Lower School is really like, and why they love it.
What kind of school makes every campus visit feel like a play date?
Waynflete makes learning fun, right from the start. We make learning if Waynflete is right for your child fun, too. Want to see Waynflete Lower School in action? Let us create a wonderful day of discovery just for your child!
We can’t wait to show you why deep learning looks like play. Explore the brand-new Lower School building and nature-based playgrounds on our historic campus. Join multiage classrooms for hands-on, student-directed explorations of thematically connected subjects. Take in a student show in the Art Gallery or performance in Franklin Theater. Sing along during a community Pachanga or sit in on fascinating interactive presentations from community experts. And, most importantly, talk to teachers and students who can’t wait to meet you and share the school they love.
Simple. Low-stress. Always on your schedule. If you are wondering if Waynflete is right for your family, a customized campus visit will show you! Schedule a visit today!
See Waynflete for yourself.
Just as hands-on, experiential learning is core to our curriculum, exploring our campus and classrooms is an essential part of the application process. Our admission events are fun, interactive, no-pressure opportunities to observe classes, hear from students and teachers, talk with current parents, and more. See upcoming Admission events
At the start of Lower School, children are mastering the ways their bodies can move through space. Within a few years, they begin to wield lacrosse sticks and run soccer drills. All the way through, they find the breathless, bright joys of being physically active and playing games with friends.
During Banned Books Week, students in grades 4–5 learned about some of the most challenged, age-appropriate books in the United States. They created posters that defended those books and celebrated their freedom to read!
Students, faculty, and community members were inspired, entertained, and moved by Monday's evening interview with award-winning author Dr. Nnedi Okorafor. Dr. Okorafor spoke of her experience as a daughter of Nigerian immigrants, her process as a writer, her love for...
The Lower School Spanish and visual art programs recently came together to explore the beautiful Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos, a time to remember and celebrate loved ones who have passed on. During this study, Lower School students...
Lower School Student Supports
For students with documented learning challenges, Waynflete can provide tutoring, extended time, or other accommodations. Faculty advisors confer with students and families at the start of the school year to get a strong plan in place and check in regularly with tutors, students, parents, and teachers to monitor progress and address issues throughout the year. Waynflete advisors may recommend testing, evaluation, and academic support for students to address emerging issues.
Health Management Plans
Students managing ongoing health concerns or experiencing short-term health challenges like concussions can rely on the Waynflete health team to help them navigate temporary classroom location changes, elevator privileges, waived physical activity, and more.
Waynflete knows it is not always possible to come to school healthy and ready to learn. Teachers and staff are attuned to students’ wellbeing and watch for early warning signs of emerging mental health challenges. Our robust wellness curriculum also focuses on mental health to empower students to seek help if they are concerned about themselves or a friend. We employ two licensed clinical social workers as well as consulting clinical psychologists to be able to quickly and effectively connect students in crisis with effective services and referrals.
We know every student needs more this year.
More one-on-one attention from teachers. More hands-on, in-depth, challenging learning. More time to connect with friends. See how Waynflete will make the most of this school year
Kindergarten is the start of something big.
How do you build a kindergarten program that sets a foundation for lifelong learning? See how Waynflete transforms the traditional classroom and unlocks the power of play to engage our youngest learners