Program Overview
Kindergarten: The Capstone Primary Year

 

More About the Kindergarten Year

 

The Kindergarten Year is designed for children in their last year at Greene Towne as the culmination of the Primary Program. The Kindergarten child spends each day in the mixed-age Montessori classroom working on individual projects or in small groups and mentoring younger students. The children eagerly explore the worlds of reading, writing, mathematical calculations, geography, science and art. Kindergarten children work solving math problems using the bead bars, mapping the countries of Africa or writing stories, and spend as much time as they choose working on these projects. There are also activities for the entire class, such as thematic lessons, storytelling and music.

 

With field trips, visits to the library, and special programs such as Lunch-Around-the-World, Greene Towne Kindergartners learn about the world beyond the classroom and the people and places of Philadelphia. In this final year at Greene Towne, your child develops confidence and a sense of accomplishment, becomes a mentor and model for younger children, and a leader of the classroom community.

 

GTMS Curriculum

 

 

Daily Schedule

Kindergarten Day:
9 am - 3 pm

 

8:00 - 9:00 am     Arrival

8:00 - 11:45 am     Independent Work Time, Recess, Enrichments Programs 

11:45 am – 12:30 pm     Lunch

12:30 – 2:30 pm      Recess, Independent Work Time, Art Enrichment

2:45 - 3:00 pm     Afternoon Dismissal