A student’s first experience of school is extremely important, and Wilson Hall strives to make this experience an enjoyable one in its preschool and kindergarten program.
The 3-year-old preschool, which is for students who turn three years old by September 1st, meets five days a week from 8:10 AM-12:00 PM. The structured program introduces students to the most basic math, reading and writing concepts with a great deal of hands-on learning. Social skills such as sharing and being part of a group are learned through organized play at stations in the classroom and on the playground. Students visit the art studio, library, music studio and gymnasium for classes taught by specialized teachers each week.
The 4-year-old preschool, which is for students who turn four years old by September 1st, meets five days a week from 8:10 AM-1:55 PM with an optional noon dismissal. Building on the 3-year-old program, students continue learning math concepts, begin writing, and learn the foundation for reading. Hands-on learning and learning through play are prevalent in the class. Students visit the art studio, library, music studio, and gymnasium for classes taught by specialized teachers once each week, and the Spanish teacher visits the classroom once a week for a lesson.
Kindergarten, which is for students who turn five years old by September 1st, is a structured program that gives students the opportunity to master basic number concepts and letter recognition, as well as simple reading and writing techniques. Many of the kindergarten students are reading and writing simple sentences by the end of the first semester. As in preschool, students learn through play and hands-on activities. Art, music, physical education, Spanish, technology, and the library are also part of the curriculum for kindergarten students.
Preschool and kindergarten classes are self-contained and each teacher has a full-time teaching assistant in the classroom with her. In their own corner of the campus, the preschool and kindergarten students remain in their own building and have their own playgrounds. Please note that preschool and kindergarten students must be completely potty-trained before they begin school.