Curriculum


Our students participate in a child-centered literacy-based learning method. By using a series of key questions that encourage research, writing, and creative problem-solving skills, as well as critical social skills to guide each unit, students are involved and invested in their learning.

The Nursery school creates a language-rich environment by encouraging oral expression and the development of phonemic awareness through interactive stories, songs and games; by embedding literacy experiences in play-based centers and project based activities. Print concepts are enhanced through shared reading experiences, journal writing, the introduction of a variety of text types and by maintaining a classroom environment where print is seen in many contexts.

Math

At Nursery school, we establish a foundation for mathematical thinking by encouraging hands-on, multi-sensory exploration in a prepared environment. Shapes, patterns, relationships, measurements and numeracy are introduced and enhanced by using materials specifically designed to highlight mathematical concepts. Opportunities for problem-solving in a collaborative, social context become the basis for data analysis, making predictions and drawing conclusions.

Science

The mission of our science program is to cultivate an appreciation of the natural world by using a hands-on, experiential approach to learning, encouraging experimentation and instilling a sense of curiosity and wonder. Our curriculum provides opportunities for developing knowledge and understanding scientific principles, with activities based on process skills that emphasize observing, making comparisons, classifying, measuring, predicting and communicating.