An independent day school located in Marblehead, serving pre-k through grade 8

Lower School Program

Tower’s Lower School engages our curious and motivated students as they continually discover and hone their academic and creative skills in a dynamic, fast paced and exciting learning environment.

Our program aims for children to develop personal levels of excellence and to their full potential. Centered on the homeroom, the Lower School program is enhanced by classes in physical education, art, music, woodworking, science, Spanish, and library science. Technology is authentically integrated across the grades and curriculum.

Tower teachers know curriculum, best practice, and children. They hold understanding and action as the goals of learning. Whether it’s mastering computation facts, participating in a collaborative science experiment, completing an independent reading project, or demonstrating solid procedural knowledge in a challenging multi-step math problem, Tower students are engaged in meaningful learning activities. Confident in their learning, our students are comfortable taking academic risks.

Social learning is an important aspect of the Lower School experience. Tower teachers understand the child’s ever-broadening perception of the world. They support and build on the different ways children interact with others and their perceptions of those interactions at various stages in their developmental learning. Through age-appropriate processing of social situations and a strong home/school connection, Lower School students demonstrate traits of solid character.

Throughout the Lower School experience, we create a program and curriculum designed to inspire the natural excitement for learning. As they move through the grades, with foundation skills secured, there is an increased emphasis on problem solving and higher-level critical thinking skills.

From readiness activities to high-level challenges, teacher expertise, small class sizes and appropriate resources combine to allow Tower’s Lower School to provide a vibrant academic program in which our talented and motivated students are engaged, challenged, and supported in their learning. The program builds on itself sequentially to create a solid foundation for lifelong learning.

Visit Tower and you will see students working with extraordinary focus and determination. Our teachers set high expectations and then work with the students to help them attain their personal levels of excellence. By the end of the fifth grade, our students are confident in their academic and social skills and have a real sense of connection with the Tower community. They are prepared for the expectations of our Upper School.




  • 75 West Shore Drive
  • Marblehead, MA 01945
  • Phone: 781.631.5800
  • Fax: 781.631.2292

Tower students are articulate, self-motivated, confident learners who engage in their academic success, develop strong leadership skills, and create opportunities to contribute meaningfully in their communities and the world.




Tower’s teachers champion the value of excellence in elementary education. They’re accomplished at creating a delicate balance – in which a positive process for learning stands alongside a curriculum designed to challenge each and every student. The result? Tower’s students are engaged, confident learners, eager to reach for extraordinary academic success.




Experience the atmosphere and excitement of a busy school day at Tower. Tour our campus, visit classrooms and meet our teachers. Contact Reagan Kenwell, our Director of Admission, at




We challenge students to attain personal levels of achievement—on the field and off.

Through Tower’s Athletic Program, students experience the intrinsic benefits of physical activity; the correlation between hard work and personal improvement; and the value of good sportsmanship. Participation is expected of all students. Improved skills for each player are a priority.




Tower's innovative program and modern facility depend upon contributions from our community members.




Join us for an awesome Summer at Tower! Gain coding skills in our technology lab, create work in our art studios  that reflects your personal style, build and command your own robot, sharpen your filmmaking and editing skills, improve your basketball game, gain an appreciation for the outdoors, learn to swim...and make lasting friendships at Summer at Tower!




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We've included information most often referenced by Tower community members. Here, you’ll gain quick access to Veracross, download forms and permission slips, and discover ways to participate in our vibrant community through the TSPA.



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