Kindergarten

The goal of the kindergarten program is to provide experiences in making choices, solving problems, navigating social activities, collaboration, exploring artistic creativity and developing literacy skills.

Academics

The four language arts strands are emphasized (literacy, letter/sound relationships, communication and writing). Children have opportunities to explore and use mathematical concepts, as well as different science and social studies themes that stem from teacher or student ideas. Hands-on materials are used liberally and each theme is integrated into the day through literature, art or math.

Themes & Units of Study

Units of study often involve the natural world, including investigation of the school’s 43 acre campus. Social studies learning includes geography, civics, economics and social awareness. Students also learn about who we are, the ways in which we are the same and the things that make us unique. The goal in science and social studies is to introduce kindergarten students to ideas they will study again in subsequent years.

Problem Solvers

Five-year-olds offer progressively more imaginative ideas for how to do a task, make something or solve longer-term or more abstract challenges.

Analytical Questions

As they participate in a variety of new experiences, five-year-olds ask more analytical questions than younger students and weigh their choices.

Social Learners

Kindergarteners are more social as they learn new things and prefer activities that involve other children. They enjoy initiating conversations and discuss stories.