In kindergarten, children begin to become active seekers of knowledge as well as independent and creative thinkers. Our kindergarten program encourages children to explore their emerging interests and skills, to appreciate literature, refine oral expression, build problem-solving skills, and learn to cooperate. We combine the best modern research-based teaching methods and materials, while emphasizing traditional values.
Our kindergarten program provides an enriched curriculum, which includes Physical Education, Imagination Lab, Art, Music, Library/Media, Spanish, and Science Lab taught by specialist teachers. Our classrooms are filled with materials for learning such as math manipulatives, hand-held devices, imaginative play areas, quiet corners, and cozy, book-filled reading spaces.
Our teachers allow each child to explore at his or her own pace. Learning is a partnership between the family and the school. We encourage our parents to be active participants in their child’s experience at St. Timothy’s School.
The kindergarten year is also full of opportunities to learn and discover outside of the classroom. The students enjoy a visit to a local veterinarian's office, our fire station neighbors, and a local orthodontist. They also delight in the chance to perform in our annual Pumpkin Parade, Thanksgiving Chapel service, and the Easter Hat Parade. The classes even take these performances on the road for residents at a local assisted-living facility to enjoy. A K-9 police officer and his dog come to visit the kindergarteners, and a speaker comes to share all about American Indian culture. The kindergarteners also participate in our Biggles and Littles program where they are paired with a fourth grader for monthly activities.