Bryn Mawr's fifth-grade year abounds with leadership opportunities as students culminate their Lower School experience. As the leaders of the Lower School, girls serve as role models and mentors to the younger students. Through a fall retreat and intentional activities throughout the year, fifth graders learn and model the values, responsibilities, and characteristics of being effective leaders in their own lives.
Students engage with their peers and communities through creative interdisciplinary projects, service learning activities, outdoor programming and connections with Upper School Peer Educators and Middle School "buddies." While honing communication and problem-solving skills, students become increasingly self-aware, learn to advocate for what they believe, and represent themselves and Bryn Mawr confidently
We foster critical thinking, self-advocacy and strong study skills this year as a foundation for the future. Girls also take on increased collaborative work, presentations, and longer-range assignments. Fifth graders enjoy a new sense of independence as they manage a personal laptop, travel across campus for classes, and develop healthy technology habits. They leave fifth grade ready for Middle School with their strong voices and values.