• Kindergarten

Kindergarten

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    The Kindergarten program at St. Luke’s School is a full day program serving families with children who are five years old by September 1st of the academic year of which they are applying. The Kindergarten supports young learners by emphasizing imaginative play, purposeful work, movement, socialization, and language development. In a nurturing, faith-filled environment Kindergarten students acquire the confidence and discipline needed for the challenging academic work of elementary school.

    The Kindergarten classroom is housed in the main building on Waldron Avenue. The classroom is beautifully decorated and the atmosphere is filled with joyful five year olds.

    Play is the foundation of creativity and a way for the Kindergarten child to understand the world. Play is vital for healthy emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual development. The Kindergarten day includes both indoor and outdoor play time.

    Academic skills are embedded in an experiential, hands-on curriculum. The children flourish in a comfortable daily routine which gives them the security to know what comes next. The daily routine includes morning greeting and activities, circle time, indoor and outdoor play, lunch and work time. During work time students are introduced to Religion, Reading/Language Arts, Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science.  Additional weekly classes include; physical education, world language, art, music, and library.

    The Kindergarten program prepares children for their elementary school years. Songs, stories, and poetry cultivate language and strengthen the imagination and memory. Counting games, observations, comparison and identification activities, and patterning build a solid foundation for arithmetic and number sense. Painting and crafting develop fine motor skills, coordination, and the ability to concentrate. Vigorous outdoor play helps develop gross motor skills.  It is a well-balanced program that values the energetic, curious five year old!