Lower School Overview
Welcome to Hilton Head Prep Lower School, a program for Junior Kindergarten through fifth grade, where children foster a love of learning in a safe and developmentally appropriate environment.
Hilton Head Prep maintains a rigorous and challenging curriculum for all its students, while recognizing that students come to the school with different learning needs. We acknowledge and value the difference in our students. Teachers work to meet the needs of individuals through whole group, small group or individualized instruction.
Hilton Head Prep is a community based on a partnership between students, parents, teachers and administration. The faculty is composed of loving and caring individuals who model learning each day. Teachers support the students academically, socially and emotionally.
The Lower School program is based on educational best practices rooted in child development research. The curriculum fosters critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, communication and technology. At the core of the curriculum is language arts, leveled reading, math, science and social studies, complemented by art, physical education, life skills, strings, Spanish, computer and library. The beauty of the Sea Pines Nature Preserve enriches the science program. Along with The Preserve and the partnership with the Coastal Discovery Museum, both allow the students to experience marine and environmental science. Smartboards, document cameras and an iPad cart support integration of technology in each classroom. Students in third, fourth and fifth are allowed to bring their own device.
Our close-knit classroom community in the lower grades is built through the Responsive Classroom approach. Lower School seeks to promote the development of a strong moral compass by living by the 3 R's - respect for self, respect for others and respect for community.
It is a pleasure and privilege to work with so many that take pride in their roles as Hilton Head Prep students, families, faculty and staff. We look forward to sharing more of our school with you and invite you to see for yourselves the unique and exciting educational journey that occurs within Hilton Head Prep Lower School.Darcy DevrnjaHead of Lower SchoolJK-5