Private Kindergarten

Small Classes, Big Opportunities

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As the culmination of our School Readiness Pathway, Private Kindergarten brings together all the lessons and skills of your child’s journey in a program designed to best prepare them for success throughout their academic life. The learning process and pace of study is set by the needs and abilities of the students in this classroom.

Here are a few reasons Private Kindergarten might be a good fit for your child:

  • Classes are taught by certified, degreed teachers
  • Small classroom size and low student-to-teacher ratios mean more one-on-one attention
  • Five full days per week with before- and after-care provided, plus nutritious meals and snacks
  • Regular observation and developmental assessment of students to evaluate progress, plan learning, and inform families via comprehensive reports
  • Formal family/teacher conferences held in November and May

In our Private Kindergarten program, your child’s academic skills will be sharpened in:

  • Independent reading
  • Reading for purpose and understanding
  • Writing to communicate ideas
  • Understanding place value – 1’s, 10’s, 100’s
  • Analyzing and comparing 2- and 3-dimensional shapes
  • Using the scientific method to study the world

Physical education, fine arts, social studies, and science and nature are also explored, while we work closely with your child to meet important social-emotional development objectives.

In addition, these award-winning national programs are included:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys: This balanced literacy approach and integrated language arts program has been proven to significantly boost student achievement. The program is designed for a range of students, including English language learners, plus emerging, on-level, and advanced readers.
  • McGraw-Hill Everyday Mathematics®: This program, developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project and used by more than 4.3 million students, is widely considered the most trusted in the U.S. Research-based, field-tested strategies teach basic and conceptual thinking – resulting in lifelong mathematical power.
  • Handwriting Without Tears®: This unique program, developed by an occupational therapist, is designed to help kindergarten children learn how to form letters, with the goal of making handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students. Research has shown this program improves student’s letter size, letter spacing, and overall legibility.

Private Kindergarten introduces a more formal education, aligned with national and state standards. Your child will love learning here and you’ll love how much your child learns.

Please note: All students must meet your state’s kindergarten entry-age requirement to enroll. Please contact your local school for further details.

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