The Kindergarten program balances structured work time with rich and varied opportunities for play.
Children learn to work and play independently and collaboratively, and develop new skills and work habits. They experience individual, small-group, and whole-class activities daily. Throughout the year, students are engaged in various thematic studies that focus on what it means to be a member of a family, the community, and a citizen of the world.
The rich Kindergarten literacy program capitalizes on the inherent enthusiasm of our students and encourages creative expression. Many students either learn to read or refine emerging skills during the Kindergarten year. From the very first day of school, the children are encouraged to express themselves through the written word and think of themselves as writers.
The Everyday Mathematics program provides the framework for daily mathematics instruction and practice. This program emphasizes the use of concrete materials, games, hands-on experiences, and a spiraling curriculum, which allows students to revisit concepts.
We continue to encourage a love of learning as students enhance their academic and social skills, and become increasingly aware of what it means to be a successful student. Special classes in Art, Library, Music, Physical Education, Science, and Spanish further enrich the curriculum.