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Lower School

The Cape Henry Lower School program, Prekindergarten through Fifth Grade, is designed to stimulate learning through observation, discovery, and questioning.

The School works to stimulate independent thinking in each student while building a solid academic foundation. The primary goal of the Lower School is to instill a love of learning. The curriculum incorporates world language, science, music, media/library, physical education, and art with traditional core subjects. By enhancing social skills and a sense of responsibility toward others, Cape Henry strives to build honorable, well-adjusted members of the community. Throughout the Lower School, the needs and abilities of each child are addressed through age appropriate academic experiences. Children are encouraged to develop their own special talents and to become inquisitive, dependable, self-directed learners. The diverse student body brings together children of varying cultures, backgrounds, interests, talents, personalities, nationalities, and learning styles.


Minutes Per Week

Time devoted to the physical and mental wellness of our youngest students through P.E., guidance, and recess.


of Lower School Classes

100% of classes have a global focus to their curriculum.


Miles Travelled

Our Lower School students travel 3,207 miles annually via Nexus Global Studies programs.

Curriculum Overview and Expectations

Lower School Administration

Mrs. Leesa Hannah

Mrs. Leesa Hannah

Head of Lower School
H.B.Ed., Westminster College and University of Oxford, England
Dr. Shamaine Williams

Dr. Shamaine Williams

Assistant Head of Lower School; Director of ESDP
B.A., Norfolk State University
M.A., Norfolk State University
Ed.D, Northcentral University
Mrs. Linda Bawcom

Mrs. Linda Bawcom

Lower School Administrative Assistant; Lower School Substitute Teacher Coordinator
B.A., Elon College


Building a Strong Foundation

Enriched early environments lay the groundwork for lifelong independent learning.