Kindergarten

Kindergarten is an important bridge year between the Primary and Elementary programs.

Kindergarten children attend school for a full-day, pursuing a range of activities in their mixed-age classrooms in the morning, and then breaking into kindergarten groups in the afternoon for math, language arts, and science in preparation for first grade.

In kindergarten, the scope of the curriculum expands to include art instruction in the art room with a specialist teacher, trips to the library to check out books, introduction to French and Spanish, violin taught by a violin teacher and field trips to Black Rock Forest and small-group activities with the Elementary math and literacy coaches.

The year culminates with a celebratory moving up ceremony, where children sing, dance and play the violin for their families.

Please peruse our Early Childhood Education pages on different subjects, which feature specific information about the kindergarten curriculum.