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    3K, 4K and 5K Programs - Overview

    19_Map2_mdThe early education programs at Holy Apostles School are uniquely designed to provide a nurturing learning environment for the eager minds of young learners. The 3K and 4K preschool programs are a unique introduction to school and help prepare students for success in 5K and beyond. At Holy Apostles School, your young child will grow intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually through a hands-on curriculum that is the foundation for a lifetime of learning.




    Schedule Options

    3K -  3 days (MWF) or 2 days (T/TH) a week from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wrap-around care, staffed by a Holy Apostles early childhood staff member, is available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    4K - 5-day half-day and full-day options, allowing you to choose the schedule that is best for your child:

    Half Day: 7:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Full Day:  7:40 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.

    5K - 5-day, full day schedule packed with phonics, math development, science (including Project Lead the Way), and fun.

    Full Day:  7:40 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.

    On-site after school care is available from dismissal to 6 p.m.

    Program Highlights

    • Strong academic and hands-on curriculum to inspire intellectual curiosity

    • Christ-centered teaching approach to strengthen faith formation and instill Christian values

    • Smartboards used to enhance learning opportunities

    • Exposure to a variety of specialty subjects, including Project Lead the Way and enrichment programs starting in 4K

    • Safe and caring environment to help students develop a strong sense of self-esteem and social/emotional awareness

    * Children age (3 or 4) on or before September 1 are eligible for (3K or 4K) enrollment. To be considered for early entrance, a student must be (3 or 4) on or before September 15.

    Curriculum Overview

    The 3K, 4K and 5K programs at Holy Apostles School form the foundation for a lifetime of learning and academic success. Our curriculum is a carefully constructed three-year progression designed to fully prepare students for their elementary years and beyond. This development includes instruction and growth in the following core areas:

    • Literacy
    • Religion
    • Math
    • Science
    • Personal Development
    • Technology
    • Social Studies


    Enrichment Programs

    In addition to the core curriculum, students also participate in the following enrichment programs with certified teachers beginning in 4K:

    · New in 2019! Project Lead the Way—Our science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program is now integrated into our 4K-8th grade curriculum!  4K students will learn about Life Science by exploring characteristics of living and nonliving things, examining habitats, which will help them develop an understanding of what living things need in order to survive. They use the engineering design process to sketch, build, and test an animal’s shelter, then reflect on their design.

    · Library – Students visit the library weekly to enjoy story time and check out books.

    · Art and Music – 4K classes take regular opportunities to develop individual expression through art, crafts, song, and dance, as children learn to appreciate the beauty of God’s world around us.

    · Spanish Language – Spanish instruction introduces our young students to foreign language and the larger world.

    · Physical Activity – Children attend Physical Education class, as well as have daily opportunities to participate in structured and unstructured activities in indoor and outdoor settings

    · Field Trips & In-House Guests – There are multiple opportunities throughout the year to expand on learning themes beyond the classroom.  In-house guests/outside field trips have included: NB Fire and Police Departments, nature centers, nursing homes, First Stage, and more.

    · Buddy Program – 4K students love their 5th grade buddies!  4K students are mentored by 5th grade students for Mass, reading, and other learning activities


    Last Published: November 11, 2019 1:08 PM
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