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Private Kindergarten Program

One-of-a-Kind Academic Experience

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In our Private Kindergarten program, children complete their journey along our School Readiness Pathway and prepare for their next journey, on to a successful academic future.

This program gives students the opportunity to focus on:

  • Independent reading
  • Writing to communicate ideas
  • Understanding place value – 1’s, 10’s, 100’s
  • Using the scientific method to study the world

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Curriculum & Developmental Benchmarks

Literacy and math skills are enhanced through nationally recognized, award-winning, research-based curricula in this classroom.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys: English language learners, as well as emerging, on-level, and advanced readers, achieve significant results through this important literacy and language arts program.

McGraw-Hill Everyday Mathematics®: Children develop lifelong mathematical power through research-based and field-tested strategies that teach basic and conceptual thinking. A trusted resource for more than 4.3 million U.S. students, this program comes from the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project.

Handwriting Without Tears®: Developed by experienced occupational therapists, this unique program improves letter spacing, size, and legibility, while making handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students.

Each child’s development in Private Kindergarten is tracked based upon five benchmarks:*

Language Arts

Asking and answering questions (with prompting and support), in order to explore the main details of a story or informational text.


Counting, using 1’s, up to 100.

Social Studies

Sharing personal experiences, family stories, and important traditions.


Planning, experimenting, and investigating to compare different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on an object’s motion.

Self-Help & Social Skills

Learning to follow a list of step-by-step directions without requiring assistance.

*If your school is located in Texas or Virginia, these benchmarks vary. Please see your director or teacher for details.

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