The Garden

Pre-Kindergarten

The Pre-Kindergarten classroom is an academic-based model that balances creative and explorative learning with the behavioral and developmental characteristics of three and four year old children. Applicants for this program must have reached three years of age before enrolling and be fully potty trained.

Children at this age are encouraged to work on their social habits primarily, preparing them for full immersion into an elementary level classroom. There is ample time during the school day for Pre-K students to act on their energetic impulses, but they are also challenged to begin practicing good habits. Individualized instruction is a critical component of the classroom. The teacher assigns age appropriate academic activities that enable students to progress according to their current skill levels and competencies. Parents can enroll their children for a half day or full day schedule.

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten program is a five full day classroom where students are preparing themselves for the content and instruction of the classical curriculum. Applicants to the program must achieve 5 years of age by September 30th of the year of enrollment. 

Students become familiar with the liberal arts at an age appropriate level, where science and math play an important part. Children are also coached and actively encouraged to begin reading, which is critical to their success in any liberal arts learning environment. Continuing to form and perfect good habits is also an essential feature of the Kindergarten classroom. Foreign languages are also introduced into the weekly instruction.

Garden Highlights:

  • The most affordable Pre-K program in the Upper Valley
  • An afterschool program is available for parents that require additional care to their children
  • An academic curriculum in Pre-K that lays the foundation for learning
  • Early emphasis on reading
  • Focus on character formation
  • Introduction to foreign languages

Academic Topics

  • Religion
  • Saxon Math
  • Phonics
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Handwriting
  • Science
  • History
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Music