Lower School

Preschool at ESA

In PK3 and PK4, students follow their curiosity through project-based learning. Along with developing foundational academic skills, teachers inspire critical thinking and independent learning. Students become confident and empowered to direct their own learning as they move into kindergarten and beyond.

What Sets ESA Apart

List of 5 items.

  • Expert Teachers

    Our preschool teachers have the experience and education to develop a flexible curriculum so that they can pursue topics that capture their students' attention. They weave math, language arts, science, art, creativity, motor skills, and interpersonal skills into projects that are based on the students' interests.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Whether it's cooking in one of our kitchens, building race cars from recyclables and testing them on an incline plane, or exploring different ways to create self-portraits, our preschool students are learning by doing. For some projects, students use their imaginations to create. For others, teachers present their students with challenges, then give them the space to come up with and test solutions. They learn by trying, failing, evaluating, and trying again.
  • Authentic Content

    Our preschoolers learn through concepts and vocabulary that connect them to the real world. Stop by one of our classrooms and you may hear a three-year-old explaining that owls are nocturnal, or distinguishing between symmetry and asymmetry. In PK4, you may observe a student using the word esophagus correctly in a sentence, or designing a working catapult with popsicle sticks. 
  • Differentiation

    At ESA Lower School, students learn at their own pace. By differentiating instruction, teachers give students their own sets of goals and challenges. Learners receive the support they need, whether it's to master the skills appropriate for their level or to move well beyond those skills.
  • Chapel

    While preschool students don't attend Chapel every day, they do join the rest of the lower school community at least once a week. Chapel is a time of worship, singing, sharing, and learning from each other. Teachers often tell stories from their lives or share a favorite story from scripture. Students offer well-prepared presentations about kindness, staying in the struggle, service opportunities, and favorite books. Chapel ends with prayer requests and announcements.

Episcopal School of Acadiana

Episcopal School of Acadiana is a private coeducational day school for students in grades PK3 through 12. Our mission is to instill in every student the habits of scholarship and honor.

Episcopal School of Acadiana (Lafayette Campus)

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ESA does not discriminate on the basis of physical disability, race, religion, gender, or national or ethnic origin.
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