Lower School Curriculum

Our goal is for students to continue their entire school experience with this joy and curiosity intact. With this in mind, the Lower School curriculum delivers essential content in a way that is engaging and meaningful. Girls are encouraged to experiment with new ideas, take risks, and embrace failure. Surrounded by a “school under one roof,” our young students see the path ahead and experience role models and supporters down every connected hallway. Daily leadership opportunities build confidence and prepare our girls to pursue their passions. 


Our highly trained teachers meet students where they are on the learning continuum and foster a growth mindset that lasts a lifetime. Lessons are individually engineered to build collaboration and communication skills. Lower School students move to Middle School and beyond with the traits that are essential for learning: empathy, resilience, creativity, integrity, and confidence. Learn more about our teachers on the Meet Our Community page. 

Curriculum by Grade Level


Learn more about the curriculum for Kindergarten.

Grade One

Learn more about the curriculum for First Grade.

Grade Two

Learn more about the curriculum for Second Grade.

Grade Three

Learn more about the curriculum for Third Grade.

Grade Four

Learn more about the curriculum for Fourth Grade.

Grade Five

Starting in the 2025-26 school year, RPCS is proud to welcome the 5th grade to our Middle School! Learn more about this transition.