Lower School 

Fostering Connections Through Focused Instruction

Capital Day Lower School includes students in 1st-4th Grade. Our small class sizes allow your child to get personal attention and an education that meets their individual needs. Lower school curriculum includes all the traditional subject areas with a heavy emphasis on developing critical thinking and problem solving through literacy  and mathematics. Students in the Lower School connect to the world through daily science and social studies lessons. Field trips and community service provide experiences to make learning relevant and engaging. Students are given opportunities to show what they learn in many different ways. 

Meet Our Team

Angie Morton
Lower School Director
Teacher Grades K-1

Kim Sanford
Teacher Grades 1-2

Stephanie West
Teacher Grade 4   


BA Elementary Education

Transylvania University

MA Teacher Leadership

15 years experience 

3 years at Capital Day School

 BA Elementary Education

University of Kentucky

MA Early Childhood Education

English as a Second Language 

26 years experience

1st year at  Capital Day School

BA English

University of KY

MAT Elementary Education

15 years at Capital Day School

Mother of CDS Students

Blakely, Brooklyn and Beckham

Rachel Harrod
Lower Elementary Montessori
Teacher Grades 1-3

BA Religion 
Centre College
M. Ed. Montessori
10 years experience
7 years at Capital Day School

Angela Duff
Lower School and Library
Teacher Assistant
Coach of the CDS Twirlers

Degree in Cosmetology
Attended Eastern KY University 
where she was a Majorette.
2 years at Capital Day School
Mother of CDS Student Mac


Our current 3rd graders are in the Lower Elementary Montessori Class this year. Traditionally Lower School  has a class for students in each grade levels K-4. Placements for 2022-2023 are available for each grade.