Lower School Welcome Letter

Dear New Families,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Clayton-Bradley Academy. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your children. Clayton-Bradley Academy is a unique and special place for your children to learn and grow.

Our mission at Clayton-Bradley Academy is to help your children to excel in their critical thinking skills. We want to teach them how to think, not what to think through those skills. We also emphasize becoming independent problem solvers, so they can persevere and thrive throughout their education. Our curriculum allows for the students to collaborate in projects and learning teams. One of the most important components of our mission is to teach and model the many different LIFESKILLS, so your children can become successful life-long learners as they grow and develop.

We are about building trust and a genuine relationship with you and your children.

Here at Clayton-Bradley Academy, we have dedicated teachers with high expectations for meeting the needs of our students. Our teachers are nurturing and creative, and believe in the Learning-Centered Schools Model. They want to get to know you and your family. Please reach out to them if you have a need.

We appreciate you trusting us with your most prized possession. Our job is to ignite the power of learning in your children, so they feel confident, prepared, and valued. Thank you for sharing your children with us. I am pleased you chose Clayton-Bradley Academy for your children’s educational experience. Please let me know if I can help you as you begin this journey with us.


Mary Liford, M.Ed.

Principal PreK-5