Kindergarten

Kindergarten Program

 

 

Curriculum follows the Common Core Standards coupled with guidelines established by the Diocese of Metuchen.

The God Loves Us series by Loyola Press is used as the basis for Religion lessons. Students also attend Mass monthly.  Each of the upper grades in the school takes a turn at preparing a liturgy throughout the year.

Language Arts curriculum includes the Storytown series published by Harcourt which incorporates phonics, literature and poetry to help develop reading skills.  Visual and hands on aids such as easel books and flash cards reinforce concepts.  Our handwriting practice book features Christian themes.

Math curriculum includes the Envision Math series by Scott Foresman based on the Common Core Standards.  In this series each unit is introduced using visual media followed by the use of Math mats and manipulatives to teach concepts.

Social skills are developed through collaborative play in both the classroom and on the playground.

Weekly classes in Spanish, Music, Art, Physical Education, Library and Computer help round out Kindergarten curriculum.

Each Kindergarten student is assigned an 8th grade buddy with whom they interact for a variety of activities throughout the school year.

There is one Kindergarten class with an average class size of 16.

Uniforms are required for Kindergarten students.

After school enrichment classes are offered periodically throughout the school year.

Before and after school care is available.