through 2nd Grade
through 2nd grade, often called the pre-grammar stage, provides
the foundation for all that follows. This stage introduces
children to new concepts of language and mathematics and works
on cursive handwriting. Students will learn their numbers,
counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, etc. They
will learn to recognize and put letters together and the rules
for phonics and spelling. The students will formally encounter
the rules of the English language in their grammar courses and
will learn the parts of speech and how to construct sentences.
They will be increasingly encouraged in their independent
reading and learning.
is required that students entering kindergarten be at least 5
years old by October, have letter recognition (and look a an A
and say that it is an A – reading readiness), can write their
first name, has at least a half hour attention span, and know
their colors. This is a great foundation for succeeding at our
school. As such each applying Kindergartner will be
evaluated for readiness before acceptance.
students meet on campus 2 days a week on Mondays and Thursdays.
Because this is a long day for the children, we have a long
lunch and rest time, and other recess breaks throughout the day.
and 2nd grades meet on campus all three days (Mondays, Tuesdays,