Pre-Kindergarten

Full-immersion classrooms for students who have turned 4 by September 30, taught in French or Spanish.

As Pre-Kindergarten students, children at the ISC develop their early academic skills, with a focus on reading, writing, and a holistic, hands-on introduction to math, science, music, and the arts.  Plenty of opportunity is provided for free play, creative activities, and outdoor experiences.

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

The Pre-K year is typically a period of tremendous growth in the target language for children who start at the ISC as younger students, as they develop confidence in their abilities and feel comfortable verbalizing their knowledge in French and Spanish.

Pre-K students are introduced to a variety of fun "extracurricular" experiences in addition to their regular school day.  Past programs have included soccer, special art appreciation classes, and exciting field trips.  Past field trips have included Carter Mountain for "Apple School," visits to various local and regional museums, and trips to Monticello.  Some of our Pre-K/Kindergarten students have even put on their own art show at a local gallery!

School Day:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. All students attend 5 days.  A full-day option is available to 5:30 pm.  Families may also choose to include optional Morning Care (8-9 am) and/or Friday-only Extra Care (2-3 pm).

 

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