We believe that a child's time is valuable, even a young child's. Therefore, we try not to waste it. Our daily schedule does not contain frivolous time wasters, or meaningless fluff so often used by schools to fill up a day. Rather while the children are here, they are engaged in the delightful work of learning. We also recognize that children, especially young ones, need ample time for play, rest and refreshment. They benefit greatly from unstructured time at home engaged in whatever pursuits their imaginations lead them toward.
For these reasons students in Kindergarten through second grade have an abbreviated schedule:
- Kindergartners have a shorter academic school day Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:20 to 2:00 PM, with an optional afterschool care program from 2:00 to 3:30
- First graders have full day school Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:20 to 3:30.
- Second graders have full days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:20 to 3:30.
Our experience with this schedule is that it allows for greater learning than would be possible with a five day a week, full-time schedule. Young children get tired and when they are in school too long, teachers end up spending a significant amount of time managing exhaustion. This often leads them to do things that detract from the overall atmosphere of the classroom, such as resorting to entertainment.
Under our method, children do their work while they are at school, and then go home for the rest and refreshment they need.
2017-2018 Weekly Schedule at a Glance:
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