Lower Division

A Message from
Ms. Nifemi

I am honored to join the Stevenson community and welcome you and your family for the 2023–24 school year! Please bookmark this site and visit it for information about the upcoming school year, including:

If you have a specific question that is not addressed here, please reach out to us directly at communications@stevensonschool.org.

Nifemi Ogunsuyi
Head of the Lower Division

Fall 2023 Important Dates & Times

Opening Days at a Glance

  • Tuesday, August 22 – Campus Orientation and Celebration

    • **** NO registration required for lower and middle divisions****
    • 10:00-10:15 a.m. – (SHARP) Campus-wide Welcome Assembly in the Carmel campus amphitheater
    • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – LD classroom visits and teacher introductions
  • Wednesday, August 23 – All School Assembly

    • 7:30-8:30 a.m. Carline Drop off at Pebble Beach campus
    • 8:30 – 9:20 a.m. All-school assembly (all students and families welcome) Wandke Amphitheater
    • 9:20 – 10:00 a.m. Return to Carmel campus

School Hours

Administrative Office Hours

Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Academic School Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Pre-K)
Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (K-4)
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (K-4)

After School Program

Monday-Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Morning & Afternoon Car-line

Morning Drop-off

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.
Tuesday – 7:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

Afternoon Pick-up

PK – Academic day ends at 2:00 p.m.

K – Academic day ends at 3:00 p.m.

Teacher Welcome Letters


Welcome to PK! We are eager to begin the school year and look forward to supporting our youngest students’ growth as they begin their Stevenson journey. We look forward to meeting your children in person!


Welcome to Kindergarten! We are eager to begin an amazing year with you and your child. Kindergarten is a year full of exploration and curiosity. Kindergarten learners are full of hope and wonder, and so are we!

Grade 1

Grade 1 students bloom and we are excited to empower and support them to develop their passions, expand their imaginations, and enrich their knowledge and skills using a student-centered approach that is researched-based, multi-sensory, and inquiry-driven.

Grade 2

We are excited to meet you all and begin our year together in Grade 2. We hope you all have had some time to spend as a family this summer learning a new skill, adventuring out into nature, reading books, or setting new goals. Students will have so much fun making new friends and learning something new every day during our expedition together

Grade 3

Welcome to grade 3! We are excited to meet you and your child and begin our year full of learning and discovery! Our dynamic, robust, and engaging curriculum includes literacy, writing skills, cursive letter formations, mathematics (with a focus on multiplication and division), STEM, social studies, art, music, dance, physical education, Spanish, and social-emotional skills.

Grade 4

We are very excited to begin this school year and we are eager to get to know each of you. Grade 4 is filled with tremendous amounts of learning, exploration, and fun! We look forward to partnering with you and leading you through the many adventures that await us this year.

Lower Division PE

As we gear up for another academic journey, I am thrilled to share that I am entering my seventh year as the Physical Education teacher for the Lower Division here at Stevenson School.

Lower Division Dance

In lower-division dance classes, students will learn developmentally and age-appropriate movements and work on physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development in an inclusive and encouraging classroom environment where everybody is welcome as a dancer.

Lower Division Spanish

In Lower Division Spanish we will learn through songs, books, stories, games. I intend to challenge you as much as possible in order to make the best of their Spanish class time, while always considering the individualities of each student.

Your Constellation of Support

Heidi Ley, RN

School Nurse

Heidi Breuner Wilson

After School Program

Alex Pattenaude


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