Primary School comprises preschool, pre-kindergarten, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten. This program is designed to inspire children's natural curiosity and joy. Teachers create nurturing classroom environments where children feel secure to explore, engage, and learn. Students must be age 3 by August 1 and fully toilet trained to be considered for admission to Primary School.
Our youngest students are exposed to a wide variety of materials and hands-on activities to develop literacy and mathematical thinking. Primary School students have regular time for science, Spanish, art, music, IDEA Lab, Godly Play, and library, which are critical to the integrated curriculum. Recess is a part of each School day, and students also enjoy physical education classes.
During these formative years children learn about themselves through social interactions. Our program provides many opportunities throughout the School day for children to interact with peers and adults. Through connections with classmates, children develop a more complex understanding of social relationships. They establish a sense of trust and well-being as they learn to share space, materials, friends, and teachers.
Play is an integral part the learning process for young children. Through both self-directed and structured activities, teachers facilitate natural opportunities for children to practice literacy and math skills in meaningful and contextual ways. Play also serves as the means through which children develop higher-order thinking skills foundational to later academic success such as planning, organization, and problem-solving.