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Preschool

Preschool

At South Hills Academy, we believe that childhood development should take place in the context of families and communities. The SHA Preschool program nurtures creativity while providing opportunities for inquiry and discovery.

Preschool at South Hills Academy

Whether through table inquiries in the classroom, circle time, free inquiry play outside, or while attending art, and physical education classes, growth happens in the following areas: social and emotional development, physical development, cognitive development, and language development.

We also have adopted a comprehensive literacy program for Pre-Kindergarten called “The Owl Literacy Program.” The program develops reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. This class prepares students for Kindergarten. Pre-Kindergarten makes regular visits to the chapel and has specialized classes in art, music and technology.

Small class sizes and low student-teacher ratios provide students with a learning environment that emphasizes the development of skills, creativity and character. An enriched curriculum facilitates student learning through interactive discussion, play-based learning, cooperative group work and hands-on activities.

Enrollment

Preschool enrollment at SHA is based on age.

Rainbow Class

Students will be potty-trained; diapering fee

2 Years Old

Superheroes Class

Must be fully potty-trained

 

2 Years Old

Pre-Kindergarten

Preparation for kindergarten

4 Years Old

Jr. Kindergarten

Preparation for kindergarten

4-5.5 Years

Offering Four Unique Preschool Programs

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Toddlers aged 2-3 years begin to socialize and develop a love of reading in the Watch Me Grow program. Classes are held twice a week accompanied by their parents or other family members.

 

Here, in a nurturing, supportive, and communal environment, they play with other children and begin learning how to function in a group setting.

 

A teacher reads to the children so that they start to understand and enjoy stories and demonstrates strategies parents can use at home to help their children increase cognitive development and become prepared for school.

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