Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Kindergarten 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.

It 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.

Kindergarten 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.

1st and 2nd grades meet on campus all three days (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays).