Welcome to Hackley’s Kathleen Allen Lower School. Our motto, “United, we help one another” plays out every day in support of our children’s continuing development.
As you explore the Lower School, you will discover a cheerful, engaged community of approximately 200 children in grades Kindergarten through Four, learning together in an atmosphere that establishes collaboration and kindness as essential partners to academic challenge. Appreciating each other and a spirit of cooperation are embedded in everything we teach.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and questions about our Lower School.
Members of the first grade took an “on campus” field trip to visit Mrs. Fogarty’s middle school music class to learn about a project she and her students did last year that connected nicely to the first grade's current social studies Sustainability unit.
The 2nd graders visited the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk on 10/24, enjoying an iMax movie on "The Living Sea," as well as a special lesson about sharks and their teeth (they even even got to touch a Chain Shark and sting rays!)
October 27, 1911, the 91st birthday of our Founder, Mrs. Hackley, was declared a school holiday: Founder's Day, which we celebrate this year on Friday, October 26. Check out this video celebrating her accomplishments! She made a few appearances around campus this week, just to make sure that her school is being well tended.