Junior kindergarten brings our youngest learners into a world of discovery and play-based education to promote personal, social, emotional, and academic growth in the year prior to kindergarten. In a loving and nurturing environment, students will embark on a journey to explore foundational reading and writing skills. With read alouds, interactive centers, and small group instruction, students will advance from learning their ABC’s to becoming beginning readers. They will also develop their number recognition, counting skills, and hands-on number interactions to build an understanding mathematical concepts. The students will inquire into a variety of science and social studies topics including making responsible choices to help themselves and others, recognizing and making patterns in various systems, exploring their personal pasts and unique qualities, and interacting outdoors to observe and appreciate nature. Taking full advantage of our beautiful 100-acre campus, we know that junior kindergarten students thrive when they play and learn outdoors!