Our Lower School Open House is designed for you to experience our school
and to learn more about our program and community.

Sunday, October 21, 2018: 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Click here for an online registration form.
RSVPs help us plan and make your registration faster, but are not required. 

The afternoon is designed for you to explore what's most interesting to you. We have several 15-minute presentations scheduled, and you can attend as many as you'd like. In addition, Lower School classrooms are open and staffed by our faculty and current parents. We are glad to show you our spaces, talk about curriculum, and answer any questions that you have. It's a family friendly event: we welcome children but also understand that some parents feel they can learn more without the kids in tow. It's entirely up to you! 

 Below please see a sampling of presentations* offered at our Open House. 


*NOTE the presentations below have been offered in prior years: several will repeat in 2018, and new opportunities will be added.  We're sharing this here to help you get a sense of the afternoon's structure.

Shady Hill's Centennial: Our Past, Present, and Future,
Mark Stanek, Head of School

Admission & Financial Aid Process Overview, Cassie Firenze, Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Lower School Core Values & the Home-School Partnership, Serena Wilkie Gifford, Lower School Head

Diversity in Community and Curriculum, James Greenwood, Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Practice

Science in the Lower School

Math in the Lower School


Thematic Studies & Literacy in First Grade 

Whales and Whaling: Thematic Studies and Central Subject in Third Grade

Beyond Shady Hill, Hear from recent graduates about how they are applying skills gained at SHS in their high school environments

In addition to these presentations, Lower School classrooms and playgrounds are open for visitors throughout the afternoon. 

Clicking on the images below will bring you to a more detailed description of that particular grade's curriculum at SHS.
617.520.5260        178 Coolidge Hill    Cambridge MA 02138