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From Our Principal

From Our Principal
Lower School Life
LREI is a tight-knit and diverse community where children and families are known well. Our school is a place where curiosity and enthusiasm are encouraged and supported. Guided by expert, dedicated teachers, students learn to explore the world around them through social studies, reading, writing, mathematics, science and the arts. Over the 14-year experience, LREI students come to know themselves as learners who develop confidence in their abilities to collaborate, think critically and act with integrity as citizens within their communities.

Small groups can be seen collaborating on building a robot or measuring how far 100 feet truly is (longer than you think!). Another group of students might be found building an intricate and artistic model of life in New York long ago, when the Lenape lived here and oysters filled the Hudson, or sitting in a close circle discussing the meaning of a poem. Classes frequently go on trips both near (the American Museum of Natural History, the Tenement Museum, the High Line) and far (third and fourth graders stay at a farm in upstate New York for a week).

LREI's youngest students begin to develop relationships with the community through the school buddy program, school-wide assemblies and curricular events that welcome all members of the community. Come and experience it for yourself. We hope to see you in the neighborhood!