The Kindergarten program is highly academic while also nurturing your child’s social development through the use of centers and structured, creative play. The curriculum is based on the Archdiocese of Baltimore Course of Study and is as follows:

Language Arts - Your child is provided phonics skills, high-frequency words, vocabulary, and literature through the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Series. There is also small group instruction through reading groups, and children are grouped by ability and are reading books accordingly.

St. Joseph School Kindergarten teacher

Mathematics - Your child learns sorting, shapes, numbers 0-50, position words, comparing sets, graphing, measurement, place value and addition and subtraction.

Religion - Your child learns his or her relationship with God, his or her family, and with the world. He or she also attends Mass frequently and gets to plan and read at one Mass a year.

Social Studies - Your child learns about family, school life, holidays, transportation, and community helpers.

Science - Our school-wide Lab Learner curriculum encompasses a continuous spiral review of learning through hands-on experiments and activities.

Handwriting- The Zaner-Bloser Handwriting program is followed to learn the proper way to write letters and numbers formally.

Special Areas - Kindergarten students attend weekly classes in Physical Education, STEM, Art, and Music.

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