The early years are more critical than educators ever realized before, with reading skills set on their path by age 3.  The Children’s Reading Foundation brought this to the fore in recent years.  Thus, we offer not only kindergarten but also early kindergarten.  The latter class is suited to students with skills such as early reading, of a nominal age of 4 years at the beginning of the academic year, though we have no firm age cutoffs in any of our grades.  EK students participate in classes with the kindergarten students in the morning, departing at noon – either 11:45 when classes end or 12:30 when recess and lunch end.


Teacher Arielle Lane brings with her her experience in the Montessori method of learning, abetted by a degree in Wildlife Science and skills in American Sign Language and in gardening. Her classroom is replete with engaging materials, from posters to books to educational games and more.  Students are immersed in a program covering: