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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 allows 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.

Kindergarten Special Events

  • Christmas Musical
  • Chapel banner carrier
  • Grandparent's Day
  • Visit to the Fire Safety Village
  • Enchanted Ball
  • Spring Field Trip
  • Oklahoma Day Celebration

Kindergarten enrichment classes

  • Art     
  • Library                                               
  • Music
  • Physical Education                                                                                                              
  • Spanish           
  • Technology                                                    

kindergarten curriculum

The goal of Language Arts in Kindergarten is to introduce the basic skills needed to be successful and independent readers.  The total program includes the development of auditory and visual skills as well as writing skills and oral language and vocabulary development. 

Listening and speaking opportunities take place constantly in kindergarten.  Our curriculum revolves around language, phonics, comprehension, and play experiences with sensitivity to a child’s growth and development. 

Our kindergarten math program is based on the development of number skills through frequent use of many kinds of manipulative materials. This provides the foundation for pattern development, comparisons, geometric shapes, graphing, simple time and money and learning basic number combinations. Addition and subtraction are also introduced in kindergarten. 

The kindergarten social studies program encompasses the child’s world of self, family, school, and friends. It extends into the community, country and the world.  Based on our core curriculum objectives, we will reach into the past by studying early explorations, medieval as well as modern history.  Geography skills are introduced through map and globe skills. Sociology is addressed in the curriculum through the study of Native Americans and world cultures.  Students will also experience a study of famous American Presidents and American symbols. 

The science curriculum includes life science, physical science and biology.  Life science areas involve prehistoric times as well as animals and their needs.  The area of physical science envelops magnets, buoyancy, density, and states of matter. Earth science explores seasons, weather, and ecology. Plant life and growth are also explored.  An awareness of the human body, including the five senses, body parts and their functions and daily health habits are also studied.