Language Arts
Language Arts

The Language Arts, which encompass reading, writing, speaking and listening, are an integral part of the school day. Children acquire and develop language through authentic experiences, from listening to stories to engaging in discussions with their peers.

Our Preschool language arts curriculum promotes vocabulary development and pre-reading skills.  Children are exposed to literature through read-alouds, picture books, and dramatic play. They develop concept of print and strengthen their phonological awareness, paving the way to becoming successful readers!


In Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten, reading instruction is balanced and developmentally appropriate. Children develop phonemic awareness and begin to build an inventory of sight words. Teachers utilize best practices from Fountas & Pinnell and Reading and Writing Workshop to guide instruction.

From Kindergarten through 3rd Grade, children are provided opportunities through the workshop approach, to immerse themselves in literature, develop effective reading and writing strategies, and to express themselves in writing.

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