We offer a full-day, 5 days/ week program geared towards integrating students into the learning environment. Additional dedicated teaching assistants enable focused, small group attention on early writing and phonemic development. Students have opportunities for self-directed discovery time and the much-loved number corner. The Kindergarten wait list opens on November 1st for the next fall incoming class.
As students move into these key grades, there is heavy emphasis on early reading and phonemic mastery. In addition to the primary classroom teachers, both 1st and 2nd grades have dedicated reading specialists in the classrooms to work individually and in small groups with the students. In 1st grade, students undertake daily writing logs, word family recognition, and use manipulatives to master number families.
Second grade students are immersed in an environment that motivates them to continue to ask questions, take chances, and discover interests as they continually build their knowledge. They are introduced to an assortment of literary genres, learn the characteristics of each, and learn to extract information, both explicit and implied. Second graders are also introduced to student planners, with nightly responsibility for completing homework and obtaining parental approval.