“Play is often talked about as if it were a break from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers
Organization, concentration, patience and working independently are the emphasis of our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs. The play-based creative activities designed to develop language, visual perception, spatial organization and other essential skills in Junior Kindergarten lay the foundation for reading readiness, math concepts, vocabulary and language arts that are the focus of the Kindergarten curriculum.
Creative, hands-on activity in the classroom allows young students to approach new concepts and skills through fun and play!
Weekly music class focuses on rhythm, movement, and beat, and visual arts are seamlessly incorporated into the curriculum wherever possible. Kindergartners enjoy Art class in the Visual Arts Center once a week.
Spanish class with our dedicated Lower School Spanish teacher exposes young students to Spanish vocabulary, language, literature and culture.
Movement & Play
Recess twice daily on the Lower School playground and physical education classes regularly during the week give young students plenty of opportunity to get up and moving!
While our youngest students are sheltered within our busy hallways, they are very much a part of our school community. Early Learners attend weekly all-school assemblies, participate in the Partner Program, perform class plays and Kindergartners recite Declamations in front of students, parents and teachers.