Kindergarten (Grande Section)

    AMERICAN CURRICULUM (20% of the school week)

    As in Pre-Kindergarten, English language development, socialization, and education about American culture are developed throughout the year. Enrichment topics vary from year to year.  These topics serve to stimulate the child’s interest in the world around him. 

    Kindergarten is the first of a three-year phonics cycle. SRA/Open Court Phonics is coupled with Reading Workshop as developed by the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University to create a balanced and differentiated literacy program that gives explicit instruction in phonics while fostering comprehension and a love of books and reading.  Children also borrow books weekly from their classroom library. 

    Students are introduced to writing through the Writing Workshop model.  At this level, being able to work at and complete a task independently, at an attentive, steady pace is developed and encouraged. The classroom is equipped with a multi-touch interactive Smartboard. The students also have 1 to 1 iPad access; used at the discretion of the teacher. 

    FRENCH CURRICULUM (80% of the school week)

    For more information on the content and skills developed in French during the year go to the website of the French Ministry of Education.