Welcome from the Lower School Division Head
Welcome to the Lower School Division of The Village School of Naples, where student EMPOWERMENT and INSPIRATION pilot thinking that CREATE solutions to challenges in an ever-changing world begins, all while being fostered in a nurturing Christian environment.
The Lower School years are foundational to the growth and maturation of student potential, and doing so in a supportive Christian environment where it is safe to make mistakes, learn from them and try again is vital to success. These years are where students explore their interests and become acutely aware of their gifts and talents through discovery. We know every student is different and has positive attributes to contribute to our communities, the world and global societies. Thus, it is our responsibility to provide our Lower School Knights opportunities that foster their individuality in the development of the whole child.
We believe that the social and emotional, and character development of a child is equally as important as academics and innovative thinking. Our Christ Skills and weekly chapel services cultivate character development and a strong sense of morality that shepherd us in our interactions with others in and out of the classroom. The Lower School faculty model these Christ Skills in their day-to-day interactions with one another and with our students. The Responsive Classroom framework creates a more positive classroom atmosphere supporting social and emotional development.
In partnership with the Lower School faculty and staff, we are committed to The Village School vision of project-based learning in a rigorous academic environment that enables students to work collaboratively, think critically and problem solve with purpose, while instilling Christian values in their lives.
I am humbled and excited to lead the most formative years of a child’s growth and development in partnership with faculty, staff and parents of TVS Lower School. What I love most about TVS is the priority placed on “Students First” coupled with meeting the individual needs of ALL children as mission appropriate.
I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to meeting you in person. Visit The Village School, it will change your life, it has mine. Knights for Life!
Janna Outlaw, MA Ed.
Head of Lower School & ECE