One Level to the Next Supports Growth
Social skills can build confidence. Working in teams, they learn cooperation and negotiate with peers.
Creative skills can be inspiring! Individuality is added to artistic expression as your child explores multimedia and complex materials. Each month, children will create a book based on the month’s theme for your enjoyment.
Physical activity can be strengthening. Children look forward to twice-weekly swimming lessons (four times weekly in summer), learn from experiencing coachable moments, playing team sports and following team rules.
Academic skills engage with the love of learning. Each child creates a personal journal that illustrates progress throughout the year. Further, Fountain Day School encourages the link between school and home with the use of short at-home assignments. We test children at this age to make sure they follow directions unprompted.
Five-year-old Classes—the “Extra Year”
Social skills: “I am … a social child.” Your child learns manes, consideration, kindness and how to be well behaved and a good friend.
Creative skills: “I am … a creative child.” Children explore a variety of creative materials, view projects from different perspectives, and express their individuality through creativity.
Physical skills: “ I am … an active child.” Your child has more fun in the water with twice-weekly swimming lessons (four times in summer), and learning control of personal space.
Academic skills: “I am … a bright child.” Children expand their abilities in reading, addition, subtraction and understanding of money calculations, and begin learning sentence structure.