Lower School

Learning outside the box, both
inside and outside the classroom

Our first-through fifth-grade program is designed to inspire a love of learning through a mix of wonderous classroom and field trip experiences. It creates confidence by placing students on stage in front of over a hundred adults multiple times a year in concerts and celebrations. It creates and directs students’ passions, with highly skilled faculty helping them learn and evolve study habits, exposing them to academic challenges, and assisting them in finding creative and critical solutions. You don’t find these students and teachers just anywhere —they embody the joy of learning. 

Mr. Darren Holgate
Lower School Director

Our students are fearless explorers

They scale mountains on rock-climbing trips and plunge into marine biology in Key Largo. To them, nature is another classroom – they’ve been exploring their 70-acre campus since preschool. LCDS’s strong outdoor education program cultivates an appreciation of nature and helps students become responsible stewards of the environment. Who said classrooms had to have doors?    

Open House

Sunday, February 20th @ 2-4pm

Meet our faculty and tour our campus. We’d love to meet you!

Lower School Curriculum


• Small Class Sizes
• Rigorous Core Curriculum
• Advanced Math
• World Languages
• STEM Curriculum
• Vibrant Music and Arts Program
• Curriculum-based Field Trips
• Resource and enrichment Faculty
• Outdoor Education Program
• Garden Lab

We invite you to explore our Lower School curriculum or contact us to learn more about our program. 

Nonprofit / Independent
Preschool — 8th Grade
Fax: 703.771.1346





20600 Red Cedar Dr., Leesburg, VA 20175