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PRIMARY AND ALL-DAY PRIMARY PROGRAMS
(ages three through five, pre-Kindergarten)
The MSD Primary Program differs from traditional early-childhood education in that each classroom is a carefully prepared environment designed specifically to capitalize on the student’s natural curiosity and love of learning. The Primary classrooms are well organized to allow children the freedom to select from a wide variety of learning materials designed to match their developmental needs and personal interests.
- Manipulative, concrete materials in the classroom enable each child to work at tasks that are naturally engaging and developmentally appropriate.
- Children have a long, uninterrupted work cycle to develop concentration and mastery of work.
- Under the teacher’s guidance, each child is able to select his or her own work according to personal interests and curiosity.
The Primary curriculum is rich and expansive and provides opportunities for a child to develop concentration, coordination, independence, order, and the five senses as well as enriched language and math skills. Rounding out the curriculum, are integrated continent studies, art, music, and physical education. In addition to the formal curriculum, children are taught the skills necessary to get along well with others and be a part of a group. Children are empowered to solve difficulties through lessons on reflective listening, empathy, and personal responsibility as well as engaging in meaningful service learning projects throughout the school year. Our Primary Program focuses on helping students to make intelligent choices, focus and concentrate, and engage in caring and purposeful interaction with the environment, lessons, and with others.
There are two different program options for Primary students: mornings only from 8:30 to11:30 am or All Day Primary from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm five days per week.