Full-immersion classrooms taught in French or Spanish, for students who have turned 5 by September 30.

During the Kindergarten year, children continue to develop their early academic skills, with a focus on reading, writing, and a holistic, hands-on introduction to math, science, music, and the arts. Ample opportunity is provided for free play, creative activities, and outdoor experiences. Reading and writing are taught phonetically at the ISC, to aid in the transition to an English-speaking classroom after "graduation." The Kindergarten program includes weekly instruction in English Phonics, as well, taught by teachers with experience and/or graduate-level education in English as a Second Language and literacy for young learners.

The ISC often has mixed-age classrooms, grouping JK students with our Kindergarteners. We find that this format fosters confidence and growth for both grade-levels. Our low student-teacher ratio for JK/Kindergarten allows experienced teachers to work with children individually and in pairs or small groups as they master early academic concepts.

The Kindergarten year is perhaps the most exciting at the ISC in terms of the child's target language development. Children who stay with us through Kindergarten tend to really think and process information in the target language. Rather than simply repeating vocabulary, the children can apply the language in a variety of settings and modalities, including reading, writing, math, science, etc. Most children who stay through Kindergarten finish their ISC experience effectively fluent in the target language, and are able to continue learning in French or Spanish at a fast pace even after leaving the school and the immersion classroom.

As with our Junior Kindergarten students, our Kindergarteners experience a wide variety of "extracurricular" experiences in addition to their regular school day. 

All Kindergarten students attend Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the same extra care options as JK.

Learn More

We invite you to learn more about our ISC community and all that we have to offer. Please contact us today to schedule a tour and discuss our enrollment options.

Contact Us Today

Upcoming Events

26 Jan
Open House
01.26.2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
18 Feb
Snow Make-Up Day if needed
28 Mar
29 Mar
1 Apr

News & Updates

  • School Closed on Monday, January 14th

    Monday, January 14th the ISC will remained closed in line with Charlottesville City School closures. 

    Read More
  • Open House on January 26, 2019!

    Come visit us on January 26, 2019 to see our school and get to know our teachers. Both campuses will

    Read More
  • A Reminder of Our Inclement Weather Policy

    Just a reminder that the ISC follows the Charlottesville City Schools when determining if it will open after inclement weather.

    Read More
  • 1