Kindergarten engages children in the world of curiosity and wonder while building academic and social skills. Through a variety of structured and open-ended activities, Kindergartners learn how to verbalize and modulate their feelings as well as relate to one another in a classroom community. The class begin the year in social studies by examining “ourselves, our family and our community,” moving to thematic units in the second half of the year. In Language Arts, students learn the foundational skills needed to become good readers, writers, and communicators. Kindergartners develop the habits of mind to support growth in math throughout school, connecting with the world of numbers and number sense. They take advantage of both indoor and outdoor ‘classrooms’ for hands-on learning; favorite elements of the curriculum include self-directed play with math manipulatives and nature play, nature class, field trips, baking, and relationship-building (and building listening skills) with Fifth Grade “Reading Buddies.”

Area of Study


Kindergarteners are becoming aware of the connection between “math” and their everyday lives; explorations stimulate their math reasoning and create opportunities for critical thinking. Learn more.

Language Arts

An integrated and recursive approach to Language Arts fosters learning in Kindergarten. Learn more.

Social Studies

Thematic social studies units allow Kindergartners to expand their knowledge of the world while exploring themes they are interested in. Learn more.


Students develop self-awareness, self-regulation, self-direction, and relationships in the context of routine, practice, and play in Kindergarten. Learn more.

Central Experiences

Learn more about Reading Buddies and Baking Class.