Pre-K & Kindergarten


The Pre-Kindergarten classroom is an academic-based model that balances creative and explorative learning with the behavioral and developmental characteristics of three and four year old children.

Children at this age are encouraged to work on their social habits primarily, preparing them for full immersion into an elementary level classroom. There is ample time during the school day for Pre-K students to act on their energetic impulses, but they are also challenged to begin practicing good habits. Individualized instruction is a critical component of the classroom. The teacher assigns age appropriate academic activities that enable students to progress according to their current skill levels and competencies. Parents can enroll their children for a half day or full day schedule.

In our Garden, we... early emphasis on reading
...have an academic curriculum that lays a strong foundation for later learning
...are the most affordable Pre-K program in the Upper Valley
...have an afterschool program available for parents that require additional care for their children
     ...focus uniquely on character formation


The Kindergarten program is a five full day classroom where students are preparing themselves for the content and instruction of the classical curriculum.

Students become familiar with the liberal arts at an age appropriate level, where science and math play an important part. Children are also coached and actively encouraged to begin reading, which is critical to their success in any liberal arts learning environment. Continuing to form and perfect good habits is also an essential feature of the Kindergarten classroom. 

Interested in enrolling your child in our Garden? Click here to begin the admissions process.

To see if your child is ready for our Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten program, view our Garden Readiness document.