Lower School

Grade 6 Closing Ceremony

Gathering together for their last day as sixth graders, the class of 2024 celebrated the end of their tenure at the Lower School at this year’s closing ceremony.

Faculty Squeak Out Victory in Annual Sixth Grade Kickball Game

Despite a hot and humid day that seemed to favor their energetic and nascent opponents, the Lower School faculty pulled out a narrow victory against the sixth grade in the School's annual kickball game. A staple of spring for more than 25 years on the Lower School campus, the annual event pits teachers against students in a hilarious, fun, and cutthroat game of kickball.

Sixth Grade Impresses in Alice in Wonderland Jr.

When BB&N sixth graders took the stage for their ensemble production of Alice in Wonderland Jr. this spring, many had never acted in front of an audience before. Leaving the Lower School gymnasium following the show, it's fair to say that nobody in the audience cold have guessed that was the case.

Lower School Students Get the "Drop" on Science

Last weekend's Family Science Saturday event offered Lower School students a chance to settle one science's most ferocious rivalries, gravity versus the chicken egg. Students were tasked to build a device that would protect a raw chicken egg when dropped from the second story of the Upper School's Renaissance Hall, the goal being to build the lightest, successful contraption.

Grade 2 Explores Robotics

For the second annual Robot Extravaganza, Grade 2 students spent the three days before Thanksgiving break planning and building their own robots using classroom materials and the Thinker Lab.

Fourth Annual Harvest Festival Enlivens Lower School

In what has become a harbinger of summer, the Lower School campus hosted its annual Harvest Festival this week, a day-long celebration centered on the harvesting of the Lower School gardens

Second Graders Take to the Street with Bike Study

Last Friday 38 BB&N second graders on bikes and scooters shut down traffic on a ride through Cambridge. Accompanied by a police escort seven bicycle cops strong, the excursion put a cherry atop what has been a fun and educational piece of the Grade Two social studies curriculum: a month-long bike study.

Grade 4 Students Perform "The Golden Door"

On March 10th, eight 4th grade students had the unique opportunity to perform on stage in a play with the visiting group, In Good Company. The play, The Golden Door, explores a variety of cultures in the context of immigration and cultural diversity in present-day Boston, a topic that nicely complements the current 4th-grade unit on diversity in the classroom.