Lower School

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.

"Struggle, Hope, and Action" in Beginners North

Over the course of the year, Beginners North has been working with the Lower School theme of 'Struggle, Hope, and Action.' For our class, this means a process of developing a strong classroom community, making meaning about concepts of justice, and then envisioning what we want the world to be.

Building a Safe Space for Learning in Kindergarten North

Shaking the cold from their fingers, the 21 members of Kindergarten North are returning from a recess of building snow structures. Teachers Maia McPherson '04 and Maya Stiles-Royall '04 have had no such respite, instead spending the break transforming their classroom into a colorful art studio...

Middle and Lower School Concerts Celebrate End of the Year

BB&N Lower and Middle Schoolers captivated parents and faculty with a series of winter concerts this week, performing a variety of songs, orchestral pieces, and jazz tunes. The impressive display of talent served as the perfect adieu to the 2016 school year...