Students in the Lower School take part in Exhibitions of Knowledge that allow the students to demonstrate what they have learned. These exhibitions are a hallmark of a Brimmer education. Brimmer Lower School students have an ability to research, prepare, and present with poise what they know—an important skill in the 21st century. Lower School exhibitions promote active learning by encouraging students to think and work both independently and collaboratively and to approach learning with enthusiasm and confidence.
From the Early Childhood Program when students answer the Essential Question “What have I learned this year?” to the fifth grade when students take part in the culminating exhibition of the Lower School, students are taught the age-appropriate skills necessary to accomplish the challenge of making a presentation in front of an audience. To be successful during these exhibitions, the students have to take advantage of what they have learned in all areas of the curriculum.
Exhibitions are an important assessment tool that allows teachers to determine how their students integrate the skills they have been taught and demonstrate the content they have learned.