Explore Curiosities Here: Preschool at University Lake School

At ULS, preprimary students are encouraged to observe, question, hypothesize and experiment. In fact, topics of study are built upon the interests and curious thinking of our youngest learners. These meaningful investigations teach age-appropriate skills by connecting academics to hands-on projects that inspire their curiosity. Projects vary from year to year, but here are a few favorites:

Mushroom Mania
An interest in fungi discovered on a class walk through our 180-acre wooded campus inspired SK5 students to use mathematical and scientific thinking, artistic expression, communications skills and more to sort various types of mushrooms by attributes, study spores, represent mushrooms in drawings and sculpture, write original poems, and
even have a taste test!

How do you hear sounds?
This is a BIG question for anyone, especially for little ones. The JK4 students were fascinated by sign language and sound, so they explored it all year. They learned different signs, had a guest read a book in sign language, and even presented sign language on stage for an all-school assembly. The class decided to investigate the concept of sound as a vibration, studied instruments, had a parent guitarist come in to play, and even went to Hartland Music to experience more instruments and their sound

ULS Chickens
Preprimary students have exclusive access to our VICs — very important chickens. They find many ways to include the chickens in their daily learning, such as writing songs about chickens, creating posters to sell eggs, baking with the eggs, and even tracking and analyzing egg-laying patterns. Students love to help clean and repair the coop when needed, feed and water the chickens, and just visit and hold our fine feathered friends.

Every day is an adventure at ULS! Would you like to see for yourself?

Parents of preschool through 4th grade students are invited to join us for the ULS Lower School Open House on Saturday, February 13th, 2021 from 9 am to noon. Meet the welcoming teachers, see the interesting spaces, and learn what it’s like to attend ULS! Find out more at If you can’t attend, we would love to meet with you for a private tour.

4024 Nagawicka Road
Hartland, Wisconsin 53029

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