Our Philosophy: Learning through Play

As any parent knows, young children are naturally inquisitive. As soon as they start speaking, questions bubble to the surface. Even before that, we see them construct meaning about the world as they explore their environment.

Play is the natural state where children learn. Through play, they experiment, problem solve, role play, and make choices and predications. When they are allowed to use their imaginations and explore their personal interests, learning is enhanced and children blossom.

Our teachers understand that power of play and facilitate learning by tapping into each student’s natural curiosity and wonder. While the educational goals remain the same each year, themes are developed based on the interests of the children in each class. Children are supported and guided as they begin to make sense of the world around them.

Program Overview

 
Our early childhood education classes are limited to 15 students. The student-to-teacher ratio is 8:1, with one lead teacher and one teaching assistant per classroom.  
 
Preschool
Preschool is a half-day program (from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.). Extended childcare is available from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Children must be three years of age by August 31 to apply.  
 
Prekindergarten
Prekindergarten is a full-day program (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). Extended childcare (both morning and afternoon) is available to students in prekindergarten for an additional fee. Children must be four years of age by August 31 to apply. 

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See How We Play

Our Three Questions

We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive community. It begins with our youngest students in preschool and continues through 8th grade. In our classrooms we ask the following:

  1. Is it respectful?
  2. Is it fair?
  3. Does it help to make our community friendly and inclusive?
Learn more about Our Commitment to Diversity and the programs and practices that shape our students' experiences.