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

Junior Kindergarten (or, JK) 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 sometimes 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 Junior Kindergarten 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.

To supplement to their regular school day curriculum, Junior Kindergarten students are introduced to a variety of fun "extracurricular" experiences. Past programs have included foundations of art, yoga, music, physical education, the Center for Urban Habitats’ Schoolyard Habitat program, and a variety of field trips. In the past, we have visited such places as Carter Mountain for "Apple School," local and regional museums, the Paramount Theater, and Monticello. Some of our JK/Kindergarten students have even put on their own art show at a local gallery!

All Junior Kindergarten Passport students attend 5 days per week, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Families may choose to add the Afternoon Enrichment option, which enables them to pick up their child(ren) anytime between 3:00 and 5:30 pm. Families may also choose to include optional Early Birds Morning Care (8-9am).

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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.

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