Primary School Welcome Families,

The Cushman School is a place where children are nurtured and supported, academically, socially, and emotionally in a rich learning environment.  Through personalized instruction and developmentally appropriate practices, our students explore their individual learning styles, and are encouraged to become responsible, independent, and reflective learners. We understand that each child is unique and we offer a place where each child’s special gifts are recognized and valued.

 A happy child is a child who learns best! Dr. Laura Cushman knew that to be true and for nearly a century The Cushman School has perpetuated an environment where happy children abound. Our emphasis on character development is a cornerstone of Dr. Cushman’s philosophy. Students in our Primary School develop the foundation of personal and joint responsibility, a strong work ethic, respect for themselves and others, as well as courteous and empathetic behavior.

Our multiage program for children through age five offers a warm, nurturing environment in which they can feel secure as they build social, physical, emotional, and intellectual foundations. First grade students are placed in single-age classrooms where they receive individualized reading instruction. Kindergarten and first grade classrooms are equipped with Smartboards and iMac technology to enhance learning experiences. This year, the addition of our STEAM…(science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) program will fully engage students as well.

The Cushman School seeks to develop the whole child. From Primary through Middle School, our aim is to instill a love of learning in our students as they engage in meaningful experiences that prepare them for an ever-changing future.  We set the foundation needed for students to think and respond critically, responsibly, and creatively with confidence and poise. We strive to develop students who are responsible, caring young people who can make positive choices for their own lives and contribute to making their homes, schools, communities and world a better place.

Please feel free to call me at: 305-757-8359 so that I can share more about our program with you, and set up a tour with our Admissions Director.


Best Wishes,

Jill Sevilla
Primary School Director