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Lower School Academic Departments


The philosophy of the library program is to foster intellectual curiosity, cultivate a love of reading, and promote lifelong learning. Our libraries are learning laboratories that invite students and faculty to explore, collaborate, construct, and share knowledge. Our extensive and diverse collections support our curriculum and the needs and interests of our community. The librarians subscribe in principle and practice to the statements of philosophy and policy in the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National School Library Standards, American Library Association’s (ALA) Bill of Rights and Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program.

Lower School Program Information
The goal of the Sinclair Library is to promote a love of reading while teaching students critical information literacy and research skills so that they can be savvy consumers and creators of information.  We hope to spark imaginations and creativity through literature, exploration, wonders, and tinkering while fostering lifelong learning. Lower School library lessons are planned collaboratively with faculty to focus on authentic inquiry-based learning integrated with curricula.  The library hosts engaging special programs, such as author and illustrator visits, the annual book fair, a summer reading program, and the birthday book program, in order to cultivate a love of reading and connect with the community.

Department Faculty

  • Photo of Julie Esanu
    Julie Esanu
    Lower School Librarian & Interdisciplinary Curriculum Coordinator
    The George Washington University - BA
    University of South Carolina - MLIS
  • Photo of Erin Hartman
    Erin Hartman
    Assistant Lower School Librarian, Assistant to the Director of Teaching and Learning, Year-End Coord
    University of Pittsburgh - BA
Age 3-Grade 12 coed Episcopal day school in Alexandria, Virginia


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  • Lower School

    Age 3-Grade 5
    400 Fontaine Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22302
  • Middle School

    Grades: 6-8
    4401 West Braddock Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304
  • Upper School

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 St. Stephen's Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304