Preparing their climbing gear at the base of a towering pine tree on BB&N’s Lower School, arborists Remy Lee and Josh Snyder encountered something unusual in their field of work: a cheering section.
The Lower School is the entry point to our broader BB&N learning community that spans three distinctive campuses in Cambridge. Our Lower School campus is an eclectic gathering of buildings, both historic and new, that gives our campus the feel of a small village. We celebrate the “feel” of our cozy atmosphere and view it as a very fitting environment for these early developmental years because it truly is our entire “village” of educators that takes the growth, development, and learning of each individual child to their hearts.
We have designed a curriculum for our elementary grade levels that acknowledges inquiry as an essential entry point to meaningful learning. The supportive nature of our classroom learning experiences and the strong relationships that develop between our teachers and our students are the very foundations of a learning culture that invites children to engage fully and take an active role in their own learning. From Beginners through Grade Six we strive to cultivate reflective, collaborative, and skillful thinkers.
From the emergent curriculum that derives its spark from the interests and ideas of the youngest children to the collaborative projects and service learning experiences that are powered by the commitment of our older students, our teachers seize the opportunity to guide and inspire students, mentor one another and learn together. A belief that is shared by all of us here at the Lower School is “together we are better.” We thank you for your interest in BB&N and look forward to having you come and visit with us in the near future.