Lower School

The Director’s Welcome

Since it opened in 1981, Kenston Forest Lower School’s goal has been to provide an outstanding educational program that stresses personal growth, initiative and responsibility. Experienced teachers in grades Kindergarten through seven, strive to give every student a strong academic foundation for future success. Reading, a major contributing factor in creating life-long learners, has always been a top priority in every classroom. For many years the Accelerated Reader Program has made a positive impact on students’ reading success.

Children in the Lower School learn in an atmosphere where there is a high expectation for mutual respect of each other, where teachers work together to recognize and celebrate the talents and efforts of every student and share a common concern for the overall well-being of all students. Outside every grade-level classroom, the students attend classes in art, music, physical education, character education and library usage. Their curriculum-related field trips enrich the learning experience. Their community service projects, participation in Field Day and the Forensics program generate excitement and active involvement. To embrace and support the mission of Kenston Forest, each grade presents a chapel program for the Lower School student body. Grandparents’ Day in the fall, May Day in the spring and Awards Assemblies every quarter showcase the many gifts and talents of a diverse and enthusiastic group of young people.

Both teachers and administrators welcome parental support and participation. We encourage parents to be partners in their child’s education because the school recognizes that parental input and suggestions are vital to the success and well-being of the total program. The ultimate goal is to create a community in which parents and staff can work together to understand how students can be encouraged to do their best.

The Kenston Forest Lower School has and will continue to dedicate itself to making a positive difference in the life of each child in its care.

Dr. Ruth Ann Horn, Director of Curriculum & Instruction


Due to the forecasted weather conditions for tomorrow in the surrounding counties, Kenston Forest School will operate on a TWO-HOUR DELAY schedule on Friday, January 8th. BEFORE SCHOOL CARE will not be available.

We will continue to monitor the weather and provide updates in a timely manner if needed.

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