In General Curriculum the elevated academic disciplines of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies are emphasized. Children begin early reading readiness skills and are developed at the early age of 2 in our toddler program. These skills provide for a solid base to develop a love for reading as the children expand upon phonemic awareness, rules of phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and accuracy. A variety of resources and modalities provide for optimal learning of all content areas while maintaining academic rigor.
Art / Art History
Students learn about the various periods in art history, the prominent artists of those periods and the masterpieces they created. They interpret what they have learned using a variety of mediums and processes—clay, tempera, watercolor, plaster cast and wire are just some of the mediums they explore.
Gymnastics / PE
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of gymnastics as they stretch, develop and train the muscles of the body. They learn tumbling, balance and coordination skills on the balance beams, balls, hoops, mats, and trampolines. In Physical Education, students focus on developing gross motor skills and the basic rules and regulations of several team and individual sports. Children discover an understanding of teamwork as they are introduced to the fundamentals of being on a sports team.
Music / Drama
Children learn the fundamentals of theatre production and performance in a classroom equipped with a stage and a variety of props and costumes. They create theatrical skits and musical performances using instruments, stories, sign language, and dance. Children also learn about famous musical composers and their famous pieces. In addition, children learn the basics of music theory including the notes on the treble and bass clef, the counts of notes and rests, and other musical vocabulary.
Students are fully immersed in the language as the teacher instructs in Spanish. Children develop vocabulary skills in conversational Spanish as an emphasis on words and phrases relate to the school wide thematic units. Students develop an appreciation for cultural differences as they play games, cook cultural dishes, and learn about the history of many Spanish Speaking countries.
Table manners and social etiquette are stressed in Etiquette classes. The rules of etiquette are practiced throughout the classrooms and in the cafeteria during snack and lunch times.