Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs are designed to be the perfect foundation for grades 1 - 8. Our youngest students are an important part of our school and enjoy interacting with our older students as much as the older students enjoy being with them. By providing a faith-filled and stimulating environment, our students are able to develop a healthy and happy attitude toward learning and growing in Christ.

Kindergarten

2017 - 2018

School days: Monday through Friday
Hours: 8:45 - 3:00
Curriculum includes:
  • Morning Meeting
  • Math Meeting
  • Math Instruction
  • Language Arts
    • Reading, Spelling, Writing, Literacy centers
    • We will listen to and discuss classic literature
    • Phonics
    • Memorization and recitation of poetry
  • Religion with Latin prayers
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • Centers/Free Choice
  • Music and Library
  • Science
  • History
  • Art
  • P.E
Students have the opportunity to take violin lessons on Mondays
 
What these schedules don't say is how much fun we have learning!
We also sing, dance, chant, cook, work hard and have fun doing it!

 

Pre-Kindergarten

2017 - 2018

Three and four year old children are enrolled in the same class, and participate in a Montessori program. The philosophy of Montessori education is to support students in their natural development of mind, body and soul.
Both Montessori and Classical education seek to allow students to behold the truth, goodness and beauty in the world as revealed to mankind through the Incarnation.
The Montessori Method believes in:
  • Respect for each child
  • Freedom and independence for each child
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Practicing concentration
Using a curriculum created to complement the Kindergarten curriculum, the Pre-K students will be learning skills in the areas of practical life skills, math, language, geography, science.  
 
There are six options for Pre-Kindergarten:
 
  • 5 Day all day
    • Monday – Friday, 8:45 – 3:00
  • 3 Day all day
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:45 – 3:00
  • 2 Day all day
    • Tuesday and Thursday, 8:45 - 3:00
  • 5 Day ½ day
    • Monday – Friday, 8:45 – 11:30
  • 3 Day ½ day
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:45 – 11:30
  • 2 Day 1/2 day
    • Tuesday and Thursday, 8:45 - 11:30
 
Students enrolled in the ½ day options leave prior to the students eating lunch.
Parents may choose to increase their child’s attendance from ½ day to full day, or 3 day to 5 day, at any time during the year. Tuition will be pro-rated accordingly.
 
Students must be at least 3 years old by September 1 to enroll in Pre-Kindergarten
Students must be 5 years old by September 1 to enroll in Kindergarten
 
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Our Montessori Pre-K program features the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. “The purpose of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is to assist the involvement of children and adults in a common religious experience in which the religious values of childhood, primarily those values of contemplation and enjoyment of God, are predominant.”
 

 

Age Requirements

  • Students must be at least 3 years old by September 1 to attend Pre-Kindergarten
  • Students must be 5 years old by September 1 to attend Kindergarten