Music & the Arts
Music: Our music teacher visits Play Group and Pre-Kindergarten students twice a week to sing, learn basic music reading and explore beginning instruments.
Singing with Teacher John: Once a week, Quaker-in-Residence John Scardina visits the classroom to talk and sing songs with the children about kindness and friendship, which emphasizes each child's unique strengths and qualities.
Creative Movement: Once a week, both Play Group and Pre-Kindergarten students participate in a Creative Movement class. The class combines different movement challenges that teach children dance expression and basic choreographic movement and strengthen cognitive understanding of physical patterns.
World Language & Culture
Spanish: The Spanish Language Program focuses on the aural-oral approach to language learning. The classroom experience integrates rhymes, music, songs, games, storybooks, finger plays and movement. Our three-day program develops listening, auditory discrimination, auditory processing, speaking skills and linguistic awareness in the Spanish language in an age-appropriate manner.
Master Painter series: The children learn about each artist and their style of artwork, and then have the opportunity to replicate famous works and create masterpieces of their own. Each child creates a beautiful art portfolio that iscomprised of eight unique masterpieces. Pre-Kindergarten children study and imitate the more modern artists of our time, including Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Leonardo da Vinci.
Cultural Arts: Visiting authors, famous storytellers, instrumental and dance performers enthrall our youngest students in the classroom and in our Lower School library, while the older ones also enjoy performances in our state-of-the-art Theater from Chinese acrobatics to matinees of our Upper School performances.
Fine & large motor development
Block Program: Children build new worlds and places with our Block program, which also helps foster large-motor muscles. They participate in music on a regular basis throughout the week.
Physical Education: Students travel three times a week to the Field House, a space used by all for physical education.
Outdoor Playground: Students are able to enjoy free time on our age-appropriate multi-faceted playground.