Pre-K: 4 years by September 1, 2024
Pre-K Traditional - 5 Days (9:00am-12:25pm)
Students enter Pre-K with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills and depart with the confidence and capabilities necessary for a successful transition to kindergarten or our 5/6 program. Students expand their relational and self-advocacy skills through structured play, group activities, and new opportunities for presentations and performances. In addition to music, art, and chapel, Pre-K students participate in a weekly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) class where they delve into multimodal experimentation and discovery. Literacy skills, like multisensory letter formation practice, directly support their evolving phonemic awareness and literacy skills. Math curriculum helps children to think critically and gain a depth of mathematical knowledge that will help secure a strong foundation for years to come. Our Pre-K curriculum nurtures children's hearts and minds while also challenging students to take more responsibility and embrace independence as learners.
Pre-K STEM Innovation - 5 Days (MWF 9:00am-12:25; TTH 9:00am-2:15pm)
As the world changes at a rapid pace, The Preschool’s curriculum continuously evolves to prepare students for success in the 21st century. Our Twos, Threes and Pre-K STEM Innovation class includes and also expands on the traditional curriculum and adopts the Project Based Learning model. STEM Innovation students engage in investigative classroom activities and problem solving through the lenses of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Our cross-curricular STEM Program is fully integrated into classroom lessons and ensures that students learn traditional academics, along with design thinking and a broad spectrum of digital and technological skills.
In practice, Project-Based Learning asks students to identify and explore real world, worthwhile topics that require them to continually question, hypothesize, and analyze. For each project, students progress through three learning phases: planning, where teachers guide students to identify interests and questions worth answering; implementation, where children investigate and discover answers through meaningful hands-on experiences; and reflection, which concludes the project with a culminating event or activity. By working to answer questions and solve the problems of their projects, students develop critical thinking, mathematical and analytical reasoning, collaborative abilities, and a deep appreciation for how science and engineering can change lives.