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Lower School

Welcome to Lower School

We believe children deserve to spend their days in a learning community where they are known and respected, not for who they may become, but for the people they are today.

Get to Know Our Lower School Faculty

Carolyn Vallejos
Head of Lower School


Years at NGFS: 17

In 2016, Carolyn became Head of Lower School after teaching in Rainbow as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher since 2000.

She says, “I love being part of a community that continues to find new ways to make learning exciting and meaningful for students."

Dedicated Faculty


NGFS faculty are artists, scientists, historians, and most of all, incredible educators.

Meet the Lower School faculty