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Lower School Fall FAQs

With the new Lower School building expected to open on October 7, Lower School students will begin the 2019-2020 school year in dedicated space in the main building on the Postoak Campus. Below are some frequently asked questions about this temporary set-up.

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Will there be dedicated spaces for my preschool and elementary students in the main building?

    Our preschool classrooms will be on a hallway dedicated to students age 2-4 and our administration and will be closed to older students during this time. The bathrooms on that hallway will be dedicated to Lower School use with age-appropriate accommodations and changing tables. Elementary classrooms will be on the lower level of the main building, where our third, fourth and fifth graders spent most of the past year, and likewise will have restrooms dedicated to kindergarten through fifth grade students.
  • How will my child get to their classroom from carpool or the bus?

    Daily, Lower School faculty will greet students who ride the bus or are dropped off in the carpool line and escort them to their classrooms. With Upper and Middle School classes beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Lower School will have a dedicated carpool line every morning running from 8:30 to 8:50 a.m.. There will be direct access to the preschool hallway from outside the building, making it easy for parents to drop off and pick up.
  • What adjustments will be made to my child’s daily program?

    Students will follow the same schedule for the first few weeks as they will throughout the year. That means they will have all “specials” classes (music, science, art, language, religion, PE) with PE taking place on the fields and science in a dedicated lower school science classroom. A community-style lunch will be served daily to K-5 students in their respective classrooms.
  • Where will my child play during recess?

    Kindergarten through fifth grade students will use the existing playground adjacent to Brumbaugh Field, as well as Brumbaugh Field itself. Preschool students will use playground equipment on a fenced-in section of Kiplinger Lawn. The new permanent outdoor learning space will be built in November after then Lower School building has been completed.

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in preschool (Age 2) through grade 12, located in Potomac, Maryland.