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Private Kindergarten Program

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Private Kindergarten is the culmination of your child’s journey along the School Readiness Pathway, setting them up for a successful academic life.

Students in this program experience a strong focus on:

  • Independent reading
  • Writing to communicate ideas
  • Understanding place value – 1’s, 10’s, 100’s
  • Using the scientific method to study the world

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Curriculum & Developmental Benchmarks

Private kindergarten enhances literacy and math skills by using nationally recognized, award-winning, research-based curricula.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys: This literacy and language arts program provides learning opportunities for English language learners, as well as emerging, on-level, and advanced readers.

McGraw-Hill Everyday Mathematics®: Lifelong mathematical power is developed through research-based and field-tested strategies for teaching conceptual thinking, in this program from the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, used by more than 4.3 million students in the U.S.

Handwriting Without Tears®: Improvements in letter size, spacing, and overall legibility are found through this program that makes handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students. This unique program was developed by occupational therapists.

In this classroom, the students’ development of elementary school skills is tracked across five benchmarks:*

Language Arts

The ability to ask and answer questions, while receiving prompting and support, about the key details of a story or informational text.


The ability to count using 1’s, up to 100.

Social Studies

The ability to share and explore personal traditions and family stories.


The ability to investigate, from planning to experimenting, to learn how to compare and contrast differences in objects, forces, etc.

Self-Help & Social Skills

The ability to follow a small amount of step-by-step directions without needing assistance.

*If your school is located in Texas or Virginia, these benchmarks vary. Please see your director or teacher for details.

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