Our traditional pre-school programs begin with two-year olds and culminate in our Transitional Kindergarten. Through teacher-directed group play and learning, your child develops math and reading skills, as well as valuable social and communication skills.
Classmates share exciting new discoveries with each other, while teachers encourage new and greater challenges appropriate to each child.
Our Montessori program embraces ages three through five and encourages individual and student-directed learning according to the Montessori philosophy. Teachers observe as children explore their immediate world on their own, make their own choices, and learn to work without interruption. Montessori students are prepared to transition directly into our traditional 1st grade.
In Kindergarten through 4th grade, your child’s potential begins to surface in amazing ways. Teachers set the stage for a solid understanding of mathematical concepts using the Envisions and Investigations mathematics programs; and focus on spelling, vocabulary and grammar unlocks doors to outstanding reading and writing proficiency skills. In 4th grade, novel studies begin, and reading skills progress from learning how to read to improving comprehension and literacy.
Social Studies topics introduced in pre-school are deepened with new levels of meaning and global awareness, and our Lower School Science Lab provides enriched opportunities for hands-on learning and experimentation.
Your Lower School student will develop his/her creativity in the arts, and in 4th grade can participate in band and chorus in addition to art and theater. Physical Education and technology round out their academic program.