Starting in the 2020-21 School Year, Kaleidoscope School added a Kindergarten Class to our long standing Preschool Program.
We will be adding one grade per year until we are a K-5 Elementary School!
Kaleidoscope School Kindergarten and First Grade Classes 2021-22 School Year
M/T/Th/F, 8:30-2:30, W 8:30-1:00
Tuition: $10250.00 annual tuition ($1025/month) (Scholarships available)
Small class size and low Child:Teacher ratio
(22 total in the two classes–up to 12 per grade–and three teachers)
Kaleidoscope School uses a relationship and play based curriculum called Emergent Curriculum. Emergent curriculum is a philosophy of teaching and way of planning that focuses on being responsive to children’s interests to create meaningful learning experiences. This philosophy prioritizes active participation, relationship building, flexible and adaptable methods, inquiry, and play-based learning. Curriculum is child-initiated, collaborative and responsive to the children’s needs. The keys to the success of this Emergent Curriculum are 1) knowing each child and family very well, and 2) a solid understanding of child development.
In addition to Emergent Curriculum, our Elementary School Classes use:
Lucy Caulkins Units of Study (Reading and Writing Workshop Model)
Lucy Caulkins Phonics
Handwriting Without Tears
Second Step for Kindergarten (Social/Emotional Learning)
Art, STEM, and Music instruction offered weekly
This is a great alternative to starting kindergarten or first grade in a large class, and with an unclear plan for instruction in the fall.
Kaleidoscope School has a clear plan.
We WILL open, and have 100% in-person classes.
To see a PowerPoint Slide Show about the program, please click the link below, then click on each slide to advance to the next one. Note: It is better viewed on a computer than a phone.