PreschoolPreschool

  • Ages 3 to 5
  • 8:30 a.m. to noon (after-school care available)

Preschool days are filled with games, songs, art, shared stories, dramatic play and hands-on activities that will form the basis of later academic achievement, independence and social development. Everything in the preschool, from the set-up of the room to the flow of the day, encourages children to explore their world, express themselves creatively, and learn to co-exist peacefully with peers.Our preschool, licensed by the State of Vermont, participates in the state tuition assistance program. Two-day, three-day and five-day options are available.

Pre-Kindergarten

 

 

Pre-Kindergarten

  • Ages 4½ to 5
  • 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (after-school care available)

This program is for young children who are ready for a more academic emphasis in their daily routine, but are not old enough for kindergarten. Students are admitted based on classroom readiness as well as age. This is a five-morning program.

Kindergarten

 Kindergarten

  • Ages 5 to 6
  • 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. (after-school care available)

Our kindergarteners enjoy an exciting half-day program filled with social play time, physical challenges and early math and literacy activities. The program is housed in a large, open space with the pre-K program, and the two groups share work times and units of study.

 

Elementary

Elementary

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.(after-school care available)

This multi-age class is a true community of learners. Themes of study are both teacher-initiated and emergent from ideas that arise within the group. Students work independently at a variety of learning centers, share their writing and ideas with one another, and work together on cooperative projects both small and large. The day is structured to allow for student choice, with expectations clearly established and goals developed between individual students and teachers to help children become independent, lifelong learners. At this age technology and media literacy begins as students learn to use cameras, software and computers for some of their school work.

After-care

Before- and After-School Care

  • All ages
  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. and noon-4:30 p.m.

The Before- and After-School Care programs extend the day for children of all ages, as needed. BSC and ASC offer valuable social and creative experiences for students, as well as support for gross motor needs with indoor and outdoor play time. Younger children enjoy a daily rest period at ASC. These programs are available only on school days, and can be used on either a contract or a drop-in basis.