Intermediate School: 3rd - 5th Grade

Our intermediate school serves students in 3rd through 5th grade and focuses on fostering confidence and curiousity through our diverse curriculum. Our 3rd and 4th graders are grouped together for learning, while our 5th graders are taught separately in an effort to help them gradually build the skills that will help them successfully transition to middle school. Our youngest students benefit significantly from being mentored by our older students, and our 5th graders are also included in advisory groups that offer one-on-one support and guidance from a faculty member throughout the year.

Academic Highlights


Topics for our 3rd through 5th graders are taught in a three-year cycle: Our Lowcountry, Our World, and Government and Geography.


The Spanish program is designed to increase comfort and aptitude for the language in an immersion-style environment. Students also learn Mandarin and Latin.

Leadership & Life Skills

We aim to develop students who have more than just strong academic skills, and our Intermediate School Skill Wheel helps them assess their strengths and areas for improvement each quarter.


Intermediate School students can begin Middle School work upon completing the 5th grade standards.


In the Intermediate School, scientific exploration and inquiry is integrated into the curriculum.