Kindergarten (5-6yrs)


Our kindergarten program provides an enriching curriculum to build skills in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, and fine arts. A full-day experience and a nurturing and supportive kindergarten environment promote responsibility, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, healthy work habits, as well as cooperative social behavior. Kindergarten students grow exponentially during this year. By the end of the school year, they become independent readers and writers. Language Arts uses the Oxford Reading, Wordly Wise, and the Write Source Programs, which lay the foundation for reading and writing success.

The programs deliver effective standard-based instruction in the critical areas of reading and writing through a consistent lesson format. This method meets the individual needs of the students, providing a strong foundation in phonics, sight word recognition, comprehension, and language development. Target skills include phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. The road to becoming a writer is through a developmental approach to handwriting introduction and by experience journaling, a dynamic writing process that reflects the student’s continual growth and progress.

Students continue with the D’ Nealian Handwriting, a program specially developed by an occupational therapist for emerging writers, providing an “easy victory” in handwriting. It uses fun, multi-sensory, and research-based methods to improve skills and teach correct letter formation. Singapore Math* continues here as the children experience math “thinking” with the Singapore Primary Mathematics program. Kindergarten children experience systematic, engaging, and fun daily experiences with counting, number bonds, and measurement, shapes, comparisons, subtraction, addition, time, money, and numbers to 100, and everyday word problems are incorporated into the class routine.

At the end of the year, Kindergarten students progress to basic multiplication and division concepts.

In science and social studies, hands-on and activity-based units are taught in afternoon wheels. Social studies units allow kindergarten children to “travel” the continents of their world.