Sparking Curiosity

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Beginning School Curriculum & Program

Beginning School children benefit from a dynamic approach to curriculum where special interests, individual skill levels, and subject content areas are blended into integrated themes, projects, and play experiences. Our curriculum allows children to learn from firsthand experience and to progress at their individual pace.

Watch: A Day in the Life of a Kindergarten Student

A day in the life of a kindergarten student in Rowland Hall's Beginning School.

Beginning School Program Options 2021–2022
3PreK — Three Full Days Tuesday–Thursday, 8:15 am–3:15 pm
3PreK — Three Half Days* Tuesday–Thursday, 8:15 am–12:30 pm
3PreK, 4PreK — Five Half Days* Monday–Friday, 8:15 am–12:30 pm
3PreK, 4PreK — Five Full Days Monday–Friday, 8:15 am–3:15 pm
Kindergarten — Five Full Days Monday–Friday, 8:15 am–3:15 pm

*Half-day students will have the option to switch to full day after a conversation between families and the school.

At-Home Resource Guide for Preschoolers (PDF)

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A sampling of our teachers' many activity videos used in remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, before our Beginning School returned to in-person learning.

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Strong Relationships

Preschool teacher with students.

Every Beginning School classroom is led by two highly skilled educators, and our average student-teacher ratio is 9:1. Students and faculty develop rich, caring relationships—the foundation of excellent teaching and learning.

You Belong at Rowland Hall