Carrollwood Day School began as a preschool with a group of small children who asked big questions. In more than 35 years, that has not changed. Our early childhood program is still about asking big questions and nurturing a small child's curiosity and confidence. CDS Lower School focuses on the whole child. Kindergarten is a pivotal year for children. Students are able to take their preschool learning experiences and, under the guidance of skillful teachers, begin to create the formal foundation for success in school and in life. Through the framework of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) students develop skills vital to becoming not only skillful and knowledgeable, but also self-directed, self-motivated and self-confident. We seek to develop caring and well-prepared citizens of tomorrow's world.

EARLY CHILDHOOD
Elementary

LOWERSCHOOLFACTS

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Students in PreK-3 through grade 5 learn coding

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Students Kindergarten through grade 5 learn a world language

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5th graders complete their Primary Years Programme by taking action to help solve a local/global problem

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Device program for all students in grades 4 - 12

 

Meet Our Lower School Team

Trudi Buscemi, Head of Lower School
Stacey Hendershot, Assistant Head of Lower School
Anna Boodoo ECC Assistant Head
Lisa Vicencio PYP Coordinator
Malu Molano Lower School Counselor
Cindy Hittle ECC Receptionist
Vicki Rivas Elementary Receptionist