Welcome to the Great Hearts Irving Lower School!

We are delighted to have you as part of our wonderful community. Below you will find numerous resources and helpful information as you begin to get acquainted with your child’s new school.

Topics are listed in alphabetical order.

Parents of new Great Hearts Irving Lower School scholars in all grades are also invited to join us on the Lower School campus for New Family Orientation. Visit greatheartsirving.org/newfamilyorientation for details.

Academic Calendars

Academic Calendars

You can always visit greatheartsirving.org/calendars to find our Academic Calendar and for the most up-to-date information on everything coming up.

Calendars
Athenaeum

Athenaeum

Athenaeum is Great Hearts's after-school program for students in Kindergarten through 5th grades. Athenaeum provides students dedicated homework time in addition to a diverse array of culturally-enriching, academically-oriented activities.

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Attendance

Attendance

Your child’s daily, on-time attendance is critical to his/her success. Frequent absences can cause your child to fall behind in his/her schoolwork. Visit greatheartsirving.org/attendance for more information on our attendance policies.

Attendance Details
Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and Lunch

Great Hearts Irving is proud to partner with Preferred Meals to offer a healthy and delicious breakfast and lunch to every student who wants one, every day.

Menus and More
Carline

Carline

To make our morning and afternoon carlines as safe and efficient as possible, all families should acquaint themselves with our carline routes and procedures. Visit greatheartsirving.org/carline for detailed maps and instructions we will ask you to follow when dropping off and picking up your children.

Carline Maps
Curriculum

Curriculum

While students will learn at different paces, we believe that true education is a matter of development over time and within a stable community. At Great Hearts we give our students individualized attention, but always within a unified, multi-disciplined curriculum.

Curriculum Map
Family Handbook

Family Handbook

The most comprehensive presentation of the Great Hearts Irving Lower School's philosophy, policies, and expectations for scholars and families is contained in our Family Handbook. All parents should read it carefully.

Family Handbook
Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Great Hearts Irving is proud to serve a community united by our pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty and the best possible education for our children. Financial assistance with breakfast and lunch, uniforms, and books and supplies is available to those who qualify.

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Giving

Giving

Great Hearts Irving depends upon the heroic gifts of its families to offer the best possible liberal education for our scholars. 100% of your tax-deductible gift goes toward our daily operation, compensation for our wonderful teachers, facilities improvements like our new playground, and more.

How to Give
Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Learn more about how Kindergarten at Great Hearts Irving is special.

Kindergarten Information
Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher

Our annual Meet the Teacher celebration is an opportunity to deliver your child's books and supplies to school, find their classroom, and say hello to their teachers. Please plan to join us on Monday, August 9th.

Full Details
Newsletter Signup

Newsletter Signup

Each Sunday, our newsletter entitled “The Week Ahead” shares important dates and announcements with our community. To respect your email preferences, we ask parents to opt in to this newsletter.

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Parent Service Organization

Parent Service Organization

Our Parent Service Organization (or PSO) is a crucial part of our life as a school and the ongoing partnership between teachers and families. All Great Hearts Irving parents are automatically a member of our PSO. Find out more about how to get involved.

PSO Page
School Supplies & Classics to Keep

School Supplies & Classics to Keep

Great Hearts Irving partners with EduKit to make shopping for supplies as easy and convenient as possible. Grade-level supply lists are also available for parents who wish to shop on their own.

Book & Supply Lists
Uniforms

Uniforms

Uniforms create a distraction-free learning environment in which the conversation is free to focus on nobler and more permanent things than the latest fad and fashion. Great Hearts Irving's uniforms are supplied by Dennis and Flynn O'Hara.

Details
Windows into Wonder

Windows into Wonder

If you have not yet had a chance to visit our campus, we invite you to join one of our upcoming "Window into Wonder" tours.

Tours