To what degree one’s talents are unearthed depends in large degree on a student’s education. At The Lovett School, ours is a whole education for the whole child. By providing a wealth of opportunities, a nurturing environment, and an atmosphere where all pursuits are celebrated, we’re able to help each student grow in every aspect of his life.
Our classrooms extend beyond our campus. Lovett students read about microorganisms and then take water samples from the neighboring Chattahoochee River. They study Chinese in the classroom and then visit Atlanta’s Chinatown order a meal and engage in conversation with a Chinese bookseller.
In the Lower School, our highly acclaimed Writing Workshop program has our students reading and discussing good writing. After analyzing what makes writing good, the students begin writing themselves, modeling their styles after authors they’ve read. They write, drawing on their own personal experiences. Like real authors, they keep notebooks filled with story ideas. And, when they’re not reading or writing, our young authors are picking the brains of the professional writers who regularly visit our campus.
In the Middle School, students and teachers are grouped into small learning communities, or teams. With the team concept, the students benefit from a team of teachers looking out for them. And the faculty benefit with more time to collaborate, so that an English class’s study of Anne Frank can coincide with a history class’s study of the Holocaust. The result: teachers can better know their students , and students make connections across disciplines.
And in the Upper School, our seniors are given the opportunity to pursue their interests beyond Lovett’s curriculum. How far do Lovett seniors go to pursue these independent projects? Some go back in time, to research the experiences of Lovett’s first African American students, and some go as far as Siempre Verde, Lovett’s research station in the cloudforests of Ecuador, South America, to study and propagate rare orchids in conjunction with scientists from the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Learn more about our curricula for each division via Curriculum Overview/Guide and Course Catalog links on the Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School pages. You may also click here for a K-12 Curriculum Overview.