Starting in the 2023-2024 school year, the Lower School will expand to include a pre-kindergarten program. Research demonstrates that high-quality Pre-K programs benefit at-risk students academically and socially, and these outcomes persist into adulthood.
This program will focus on building foundational student behaviors, as well as executive function and social emotional skills, required for future academic and social success.
In addition, pre-academic skills will be targeted through explicit, direct, and multisensory instruction, as well as collaboration with a variety of specialists, including an occupational therapist, speech-language therapists, and a school counselor.
This program is intended for students with diagnosed or suspected learning differences, who demonstrate average to superior cognitive aptitude, emerging or functional language skills, the ability to participate and function with minimal support in the small-group setting (5:1), and age-appropriate self-care skills.