Academics
Early School | PS PK

Community and Character

We Grow and Learn Together

It’s never too early for children to learn (and practice!) good character. Habits they learn in the early school classroom will shape their character for the rest of their lives. From preschool through 12th grade, our community is based on respect, acceptance, inclusion, and integrity. And we believe that these traits can and should be explicitly taught. When children understand expectations and feel safe and supported, they are better able to focus on learning.
From day one, the youngest students are welcomed into the environment and looked after, not only by administrators, teachers, and parent volunteers, but most importantly by their older peers. As a parent of a 3-year-old, it gives you great comfort knowing your son or daughter is being cared for this way while they are at school.

— Early School Parent

Known and Valued

Early School may be your child’s first school experience. As they develop socially and emotionally, they need the kind of attention that makes them feel understood and heard. And they need to be part of a nurturing community. That means a genuine, trusting connection with their teachers and peers. Our goal is to meet our students’ needs in every moment, whether that's scooping them up for a hug or having a focused conversation. Social-emotional learning with differentiated instruction fosters a sense of belonging and safety that is necessary for students to thrive.

We have programs like Helping Hands to encourage student-to-student relationships that often last throughout their education. Our early schoolers are paired with Lower School students to spend time each month reading together, working on special projects and even having lunch! Our preschool and prekindergarten students also participate in school-wide performances and assemblies right along with the big kids. These experiences create memorable relationships and a sense of camaradie that begins in Early School and lasts a lifetime.

The Admiral Attitude

The Admiral Attitude is our honor code; it guides our interactions and responsibilities as members of our community. It lights the way as we help our students develop a sense of empathy and compassion, learn how to work with others, and radiate kindness and camaraderie as we walk the halls together. As Severn Admirals, we do the right thing all the time —even when no one is looking.
Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012
Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146