The Primary Community is a multi-aged preschool and kindergarten program. During this full cycle of approximately 3½ years, children are guided towards the acquisition of social, emotional, intellectual and practical skills that foster care, self-confidence, and a sense of community. It is during this period that the child acquires skills and knowledge at a rate that is never again seen in his or her lifetime.
The class environment is carefully prepared to encourage movement, sensorial exploration, and independence. The children are introduced to progressively challenging activities in four key areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, and Mathematics. Most lessons are given individually, allowing children to progress at their own pace and leave the program with refined concentration skills, self-confidence, and a sincere desire to learn.
Beautiful vegetable and herb gardens complement the Primary environments. Once a week the children work with our local farmer to plant, harvest, and taste the vegetables “right off the vine.” The children fully engage in the gardening process, and experience firsthand from where their food comes.