Welcome from Erica Snowden, Dean of Lower School

Welcome to the lower school

Dear Lower School families,

I am very excited to work with you and your children in a new capacity. Greene Street Friends School believes in educating the whole child. Our Lower School is a place where integrated learning, meaningful play, and relationship building all come together to make a unique educational experience for every student.  The Lower School team aims to do this through best teaching practices, positive relationships, and Quaker Values.

We believe in the simplicity of play, we teach peaceful conflict resolution, we value integrity over all, we embrace the diversity of our community, we embrace equality, and model stewardship of our talents and resources. We find ways to infuse the Quaker testimonies in all that we do, while inspiring our students to be the change they want to see in the world.

Whether students are participating in Town Meeting, Chorus, the Lower School play, or the Talent Show, we believe in finding and uplifting that which is good in every child. Through learning experiences students are motivated to try their best, embrace the growth mindset, and have fun in a caring environment. Our hope is that our children can be themselves at Greene Street Friends School while also obtaining a dynamic education!

It is an honor and privilege to work with all of our students and families.



Erica Snowden

Lower School Dean