Lower School

Montessori - Form 5

Lower School Students in Classroom

Lower School is the foundation of a student's educational experience at Saint Mary's Hall where essential skills such as concentration, motivation, and self-discipline are learned.

Through cross-curricular lesson plans developed by expert teachers, students can learn about the ecosystems of Texas wildlife during science class, learn to draw animals and plants during art class, and learn the names of those animals and plants in Spanish class. These types of lesson plans convert a child’s natural curiosity about the world into true competency of their subjects.

For more detailed descriptions of the Lower School curriculum, download the Lower School Curriculum Guide.

Outside the Classroom

Lower School students are given many opportunities to become thoughtful leaders within a "culture of caring" where each classroom focuses on building community around core values, first with classmates and then outside the Saint Mary’s Hall campus.

lower school student playing in sand


Khristi Bates
Head of Lower School
(210) 483-9131

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Weaving Technology Into the Classroom

In addition to the many digital resources available in the Lower School Library, technology is integrated into each classroom allowing teachers the ability to create dynamic lessons to augment traditional teaching. All classrooms are equipped with CleverTouch® boards and iPads® for student use and interactive lessons.