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Immersion, innovation, & inspiration.  It's more than what I achieve. It's who I become.

Lower School

Grades PK3-3

As a top Michigan private preschool and elementary school, the Detroit Country Day Lower School program fosters the social and emotional growth of children in preschool through Grade 3 in an environment that intertwines academics and enrichment activities. 

Guided by a proven educational foundation, layered with research-based innovation, our educators focus on each child’s developmental needs and guide students to discover their greatest strengths. Each child is encouraged to explore all academic, creative, and athletic options to find their talents and interests. This discovery inspires immense respect for hard work and commitment, a more profound sense of self-awareness, and a readiness to accept any challenge—in education and life.

Park area in Lower School
Exterior of Victorian classroom inside Lower Schooll
Inside gymnasium at Lower School
Water lab in the Lower School
Exterior Bungalow classrooms inside Lower School

Academic Curriculum

Classroom teachers teach math, reading, and social studies. Other topics are taught by teachers who specialize in that subject area.

Specialty Curriculum

Students receive focused instruction in the areas of music, physical education, arts, and specialty science courses by faculty who specialize in the field.

Extras & Support

Curricular support and learning opportunities outside the classroom.