Lower School Special Programs

Class Trips (Tiyyulim)

  • Baltimore Zoo
Grade 1
  • Camp Puh’tok Native American Program 
Grade 2
  • Baltimore Museum of Industry
Grade 3
  • Pearlstone Pioneer Program
Grade 4
  • Living Classrooms at the Chesapeake Bay
  • Historic London Town

Co-Curricular Activities

At KSDS Lower School we make learning meaningful in class and out. Co-curricular activities are a chance to put classroom skills to use and put thoughts into action. Even better, they’re a chance to make friends with kids throughout the school.

Lower School Student Council

Students in 3rd and 4th Grades can become members of the Student Council. Working with one another and the administration, the Council decides on fun activities like Hat Day and Pajama Day. The Council also decides where charity (tzedakah) goes. Student Council is a great way to build leadership skills, make decisions as a group and learn what it means to represent other people. It’s social studies in action!

Lower School Choir

Do you love the sound of a chorus? Want more songs to hum? The Lower School Choir is for singers in 3rd and 4th Grades. There are no auditions. So anyone who wants to join can. Members learn songs in English and Hebrew. The Lower School Choir meets once a week for half-an-hour during school time. In some years the choir performs outside school. They’ve even performed at the Governor’s Mansion in Annapolis.

Learn more on the Music page.


Students in K-8 ought to have chances to meet one another. So we challenge our teachers to find ways to make that happen. Students in 1st and 5th Grades might write a book together based on a Bible story. Students in Kindergarten and 4th Grade might spin dreidels together to learn about probability. Joint projects are tied to the curriculum and purposely planned so that kids get to know one another. It’s a chance to build connections through learning.


After-School Programs

Free Homework Room for Lower School Hebrew

Our Hebrew teachers staff the Hebrew Homework Room in the first half-hour after the end of the school day. The room is open to students in Grades 1-4 from 3:30-4:00 p.m. It’s a chance to complete Hebrew homework and have it checked. It’s free! Parents are welcome. It’s also a great option for kids who wait for older siblings to be dismissed from the Middle School.

Visit the After-School Programs page for information on Enrichment and Extended Day programs. See the Lower School Student Services page for information on academic resource and support services.