Lower School - Kindergarten - 1st Grade

During these early years, VCS students master the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics; they also develop crucial social skills and self-confidence as learners.

Young children need an array of sensory experiences to develop their cognitive abilities. We enrich the homeroom academic program with small-group, specialist-taught classes in art, library, music and woodshop along with physical education and daily active play in our gym, play yard and rooftop playground.

Teachers meet with parents on two scheduled conference days each year; student progress reports are sent home in winter and spring.