Pre K & TK Programs
Pre-K at MID is whats new to the MID campus in the fall but it is not new to our organization. We have had great sucess with our TK program and wanted to provide the same Kindergarten prepratory curriculum to those not eligible for TK. To qualify students must turn 4 years old by August 1st.
MID's Pre-K program will use many of the same teaching techniques and curriculum used in our existing TK program but will be adjusted to meet the development of the younger Fours. The four year old's will be given an abbreviated nap (1 hour) and will lessen as the school year comes to an end. The four year olds will also have two playground times once in the morning and once in the afternoon. To allow time in the day for naps and additional playground time our younger fours will have an adjusted special schedule (less frequent) than the TK class. MID Pre K specials will focus primarily on the arts and chapel.
Each child is unique and for numerous reasons there are children and parents who are not quite ready for that big step into kindergarten. Your child may have missed the cut off date, they don't seem emotionally ready, or as parents you just want to give them the advantage of an extra year. You may feel like they would be bored in another year of preschool, but they're just not ready for kindergarten. If this sounds like you then we have a great solution! Mountain Island Day has a Transitional Kindergarten class designed just for your situation. Children in the TK class get an academic jump start while in a small setting and still get the thrill of attending "big school." Children enrolling in Transitional Kindergarten must turn five years old by January 15th* of the year they plan to attend. The TK classroom follows an altered kindergarten curriculum but it, and their environment, is paced appropriately to their level with a mix of structured academic time and time for play. Mountain Island Day uses Kindergarten Saxon Phonics and standards-based math as the core curriculum for Transitional Kindergarten.
Kindergarten through 4th grade
Our loving and nurturing teachers guide each student through the exploration of learning. Taking a developmentally appropriate approach, students are provided the foundations necessary to be successful.
Our curriculum includes a phonics-based language arts program, a math curriculum that focuses on computation, logic and problem solving, a hands-on science and social studies curriculum; and additional programs including art, music, chapel, character education, and physical education.
Our educational goals are:
- To provide a quality education that strives for academic excellence
- To inspire youth with a love for learning
- To teach the basic foundations in language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, and the practical and fine arts
- To teach critical thinking and problem solving skills
- To teach good study habits
- To promote character development, good citizenship and leadership
The Curriculum we use:
- Core Knowledge Language Arts
- Scott Foresman Envision Math
- Customized Writing Curriculum using Lucy Calkins
- Zaner-Bloser Handwriting
- Mountain Math & Mountain Language - Academic Extensions
- Core Knowledge for Science and Social Studies
**Mountain Island Day School curriculums are aligned to the