Teacher Ann Jennings in the classroom

Carolina Day’s PK–8 Pathways to Leadership model offers a combination of the best of both the elementary and middle school worlds.

Students and families benefit immensely from having a Lower School and Middle School under one PK–8 leadership model. This structure allows teachers, support staff, and school leadership to seamlessly guide and accompany children on their educational journey through the era of childhood and early adolescence. Our goal is to truly know each child, and this model ensures that each child is seen, heard and empowered as they grow and mature. The deep relationships we develop with children during their Lower School years help ensure success as they enter into young adolescence, a time in their lives when they need extra support. Students continue to get the nurturing they need, while they also are being prepared to make a smooth transition to the Upper School. 

Since Carolina Day is one school, and one campus, students benefit from many opportunities at every stage of their educational journey to see and experience “what comes next.” Special classroom experiences with faculty in other grades and divisions allow them to get to know the teachers from whom they will soon learn, cultivating a joyful anticipation for the exciting learning that is in their future.

We invite you to explore the Lower and Middle School experiences that fall within our PK-8 leadership model, led by Principal Lauren Evans and Assistant Principal Peter Sullivan.

Lower School (PK3-5)

Two Lower School Students reading in the library

Middle School (6-8)

Middle School student looking through a microscope

Lauren Evans

Lower & Middle School Principal
Peter Sullivan

Peter Sullivan

Lower & Middle School Assistant Principal of Community and Culture
Jessica Roberts

Jessica Roberts

Lower & Middle School Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning