ACADEMICS | Lower School

Students ages 8 to 12 years old are immersed in an in-person, co-ed school environment. The Lower School, homeschool program fosters collaboration and its “free range” approach enables students to pursue their academic interests. Through Socratic discussion and active listening our teachers provide students and parents with thoughtful feedback, guidance, and support throughout the 28-week academic school year. RESERVE your child’s seat today.



Images are selected by the class. The instructor guides students through the painting process while modeling painting techniques. Informational books and videos related to the day’s work are shared and presented during the “drying session”. After each class students take home their artwork.


Students are taught by classically trained musicians. Lessons include music theory and may require the purchase of additional books not included in tuition. Instrumental instruction is available for the following:

  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Piano – CLASS IS FULL
  • Violin


Students learn the basics of chess. Students learn fast decision-making skills, evaluate alternatives, and learn multiple ways to win through guided instruction and opportunities to play opponents. This social club improves:

  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Abstract Reasoning



Students are taught by native speakers. Instructors focus on students speaking, reading and writing while learning about dialects, history, and the customs of the country. Languages offered include:


  • Chinese
  • Japanese*
  • Spanish I – CLASS IS FULL
  • Spanish II


Students participate in seasonal team sports under the guidance of a professional coach or fitness trainer in various sports including:

(*) Must be at least 8 years old


Students must be at least 8 years old to enjoy the following handson, weekly inperson instruction led by certified instructors at satellite locations.  Older, elementary students have the opportunity to partake in these niche activities:

Organic Farming
Equestrian Science

HCHC Leadership Academy