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Kindergarten program

In our full-day Junior and Senior Kindergarten Program, your child will develop essential learning skills and will receive individualized attention. They will engage in interactive lessons in math, reading, writing, listening and speaking, science and technology. As our program is Reggio inspired, students will also have many opportunities to explore and investigate, which will deepen their understanding and develop their ability to critically analyze. Class sizes average between 14 and 16 with one full-time teacher, a full-time assistant teacher and specialist teachers for visual art, music, and French.

Kindergarten students begin each day at 8:30 a.m. in Morning Meeting where they will hear stories, listen to presentations by schoolmates and share thoughts on topics of interest. The day follows with a blend of engaging lessons, outdoor activities, guest speakers, and special school events. As in all grades, our family-style hot lunch, supervised at each table by faculty members, is a time to learn table manners, learn why eating a healthy balanced meal is important, share stories and meet children from other grades.

Athletics and Arts Awaken Minds


Kindergarten students take part in a structured recreational program including swimming, skating, gymnastics, soccer, and a variety of sports and cooperative games. Creativity and artistic abilities within each child are also developed through programs covering vocal music, visual arts and drama.