Kindergarten

Our Curriculum

Kindergarten


Themes

Teachers use thematic units that allow for integration of social studies across the curriculum. While focusing on various themes, students explore concepts about themselves, their community and their world. Students learn skills to maintain a healthy inter- and intra-personal lifestyle. Through the thematic units, students are encouraged to express themselves through various art mediums, learn the joy of reading as they discover diverse works of literature, and develop sophistication in the use of oral and written language as they engage in meaningful discussion and authentic writing.

Curriculum Resources 

  • Superkids Reading Program: engages students by introducing a cast of characters who mirror the developmental stages and interests of kindergarteners. The program integrates instruction in phonics, phonemic awareness, spelling, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, fluency and letter formation.
  • Saxon Math: is a comprehensive mathematics program that builds on prior learning with an approach that provides deep, long-term mastery of the content and skills taught.

Kindergarten curriculum includes the following each week:

  • Spanish – children are exposed to the Spanish language, and build upon their basic Spanish vocabulary
  • Music – children learn to love music and support development in all areas as they sing, dance, and play instruments (2x week)
  • STEAM Lab – The STEAM Lab is where children experience an integrated approach to learning in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (2x week)
  • Art - children learn basic art techniques, vocabulary, history, and create process-oriented works
  • P.E. – children practice increasingly complex movements and balancing exercises through organized games and play
  • Godly Play – children learn stories of the Bible through a Montessori-style curriculum and age-appropriate Bibles and storybooks
  • Chapel – Biblical teachings are reinforced by HPPC Pastors on Monday and individual HPPDS classes on Thursdays
  • Library – children visit the library where they engage in the joy of reading through exposure to various texts, dramatic readings and drama by the librarian
Our Mission & Philosophy

Highland Park Presbyterian Day School believes that the years of early childhood are the most crucial to the establishment of sound educational practices and biblical values. The school strives to meet the academic, spiritual, emotional, creative, social, and physical needs of the young child through a developmentally appropriate approach to learning. Learn about our mission.