Kindergarten

Kindergarten

The kindergarten curriculum at High Point is best suited to developmentally mature students, yet takes into consideration the warmth and care needed by beginning kindergartners starting their school experience. We move through typical kindergarten tasks and begin reading and writing during the first semester. By the end of the school year, the children have a strong foundation and enthusiasm for future learning.

Is My Child Ready?

The most commonly asked question, is my child ready?, is also our greatest concern. Throughout the screening process, we work to determine the child's developmental level in many areas. Assessment at this young age is not a perfect process. Each child is unique; therefore, we screen in small groups with experienced teachers in an effort to watch each child individually while they work at various tasks.

Goals

Our kindergarten goals are to develop:

  • a positive attitude toward school and learning
  • a positive self-concept
  • positive social interaction skills
  • good listening skills
  • self-confidence in oral language usage
  • self-control
  • good work habits
  • creativity
  • responsibility
 

Curriculum

Our kindergarten curriculum includes:
  • manuscript printing
  • beginning reading (consonants, blends, vowel sounds)
  • development and enrichment of vocabulary
  • counting to 100 by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s
  • computation skills, addition and subtraction
  • telling time to half hour
  • foundations for spelling phonetically
  • introduction to Spanish
  • introduction to music
  • introduction to use of the library
  • art experimentation
  • physical education:
    • basic movement skills
    • individual stunts and gymnastics
    • throwing and catching
    • rhythms and singing games
    • tag and other organized games
    • track activities