Kindergarten at St. Mary's
St. Mary's private kindergarten program sets the stage for students by establishing the highest expectations for them in terms of curriculum, responsibilities, and emotional and social learning skills. We bring students to their potential academically, while providing opportunities to learn social and emotional behaviors that will travel with them throughout their lives.
Our kindergarten students are given opportunities to work in small groups, which allow them to develop character traits of cooperation, respect, sharing, and teamwork. They become "problem solvers" and learn to use their words to solve a problem.
Our kindergarten students will have their educational experiences enhanced through hands-on projects, teacher guided units, centers, and a STEAM-focused curriculum.
St. Mary's Kindergarten Enrichment Classes
St. Mary's Kindergarten Special Events
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Visit to the Fire Village
St. Mary's Kindergarten Curriculum
The emphasis in Language Arts is to introduce the basic skills needed to be successful and independent readers. The program includes the development of auditory and visual skills, as well as, writing skills, oral language, and vocabulary development.
Our math program is based on the development of number skills through the frequent use of many kinds of manipulative materials, as well as, early paper-pencil work. This provides the foundation for pattern development, comparisons, geometric shapes, graphing, simple time and money and learning basic number combinations.
History/Geography studies are wide-ranging. Historical times span dinosaurs to the Middle Ages. Cultural studies are also included in the kindergarten program.
Science subjects in the fields of biological and physical sciences are presented during the year, as well as, recycling and the care of the earth. Our science curriculum uses a hands-on approach to learning the fundamental processes of science.