The Campus

Our Kindergarten classrooms are found in the main school building on the lower and main levels.  Each classroom has an door that exits to our beautiful courtyard reminiscent of an old-world convent garden.  Being surrounded by this peaceful, enclosed space truly lends to a spirit of safety, and calm in our classrooms.  Recess is an opportunity each day for students to run and play on our large blacktop area and our field and multiple playgrounds.  Our separate gym building provides an amazing space for P.E. Class as well as a safe play area during inclement weather.

Small Class Sizes

Our class sizes in Kindergarten really enable our teachers to hone in on students strengths and weaknesses, and to carefully cultivate and grow their minds, hearts and souls toward the good.  Each student is known by the teacher, and appreciated for who they are – the child of a good and loving God.  This outlook informs our personal approach to the education of our students.   No child slips through the cracks.  Teachers are acutely aware of each student’s progress, and when gaps are identified, they are quickly remedied.  Small class sizes are a proven benefit to both quiet students, in that they are afforded the opportunity to participate in classroom discussion, as well as more gregarious students who learn the virtue of patience and respect for others.  

Homeroom Teachers

Students in the Kindergarten have a homeroom teacher, with whom they spend a large portion of their day, which allows for the personal, and individualized relationship that we know enhances the educational outcome of a student.  Additionally, students participate in P.E., art, music, library, Spanish and IT classes with specialized teachers multiple times per week, expanding their experience and offering more opportunities to see models of faculty who love their specialties!

Academics

In our Kindergarten Program provides a strong academic foundation for mathematics, literacy, reading comprehension and writing in the upper grades.  Our methodologies include traditional phonics, as opposed to ‘word-recognition’., which is proven to increase literacy and is the way most of us were taught to read.  Sounding words out phonetically is a tried and true method that increases students ability to spell and infer the definition of a previously unknown vocabulary word.  The benefits are clear when it comes to Elementary school.  Students who learned from a traditional phonics approach outperform those taught by sight word and word recognition strategies common in public schools.

Our students daily recite the Pledge of Allegiance, as well as a variety of traditional Catholic Prayers such as the Daily Offering, The Angelus, and other memorized prayers.  Rote memorization has its place in a well-balanced education, developing increased capacity for memory and better recall of information.

Our students go on to excel in Elementary School and beyond.