A kindergartner’s natural love for learning is nurtured by interspersing segments of instruction and focused work with outdoor play, games and crafts. Reading, language, math and writing skills are taught along with science and social studies using both guided curriculum and teacher created resources. Kindergarten students enjoy a daily story time, learn new outdoor games and have plenty of unstructured playtime too.
Children who are five years old by September 15 are eligible to enroll. Kindergarten is offered Monday through Friday from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM. For older kindergarteners who are ready for a longer school day, there is an option to stay for the remainder of the school day until 3 PM. A special Kindergarten Visit Day is held each spring for children to enjoy an afternoon of activities at Hillside. They can have their school readiness evaluated and parents can have their questions answered.