Differentiation of instruction ensures that all students are challenged at their own levels of achievement. Character education is taught and emphasized throughout the school day.

In Roycemore’s Lower School, it is our mission to help children develop self-esteem and lifelong learning skills in a safe, nurturing and diverse community. Each student’s personal success is ensured through a challenging, differentiated college-preparatory curriculum focusing on the growth of the whole child. Our faculty and staff strive to help all students achieve their academic, creative, physical and social potential. Emphasis is on the individual student. We provide a supportive environment with small classes.

Within this environment, dedicated teachers provide a challenging curriculum and individual attention to students to advance their knowledge and develop responsibility, self-confidence, discipline, self-respect and empathy. The administration respects the creativity and professional judgment of its faculty and endorses students’ active engagement in their own education. At Roycemore, children come from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. The school encourages understanding and acceptance of all cultures.

Character education is an integral part of the Lower School. This year, both the Lower and Middle Schools are participating in a program called The Leader in Me. It is a very positive social, emotional learning program based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Successful People.

Participation in the fine arts is important for the development of a well-rounded student. Our staff includes teachers who specialize in the instruction of music and visual arts. Lower School students attend art class two times a week and music class three times per week. Every Lower School student has a piece of his or her artwork selected for display in the Young Evanston Artists (YEA) festival held in Evanston each spring. Students also have many performance opportunities. Lower School Chorus is offered as part of the regular curriculum. Students sing, dance and/or play instruments for Grandparents’ Day, Winter Program, and the annual Lower School Musical. They also participate in dance, tumbling and athletic demonstrations at Palio, one of the longest-standing traditions of the school.

Before & after school care

Roycemore’s Extended Day Program (EDP) is available for students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 5, for an additional fee. EDP provides socialization, outdoor and indoor physical activities, enrichment and snacks. EDP begins at 7:30 a.m. and goes from after school until 6:00 p.m. The Extended Day Program is also offered during some vacation periods.