A placement test will determine your child's entry level at LIS.
The full-day Kindergarten runs from 8am to 5pm. Students receive both early academic instruction and arts-based activities.
Morning & afternoon snacks are included in addition to a healthy lunch followed by nap-time. Your child will leave our program prepared for 1st grade at any public or private school, particularly those with an international curriculum.
Admissions: We generally administer a skills and knowledge test to determine the most appropriate placement based on age and language ability.
Curriculum: English, mathematics, arts and crafts, early science, music, values
Values and routines: social skills, basic life skills with emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development.
Language Arts/English: Emerging literacy skills are fostered through language games, stories, poetry, songs, rhymes, riddles and phonics. Later, the class is introduced to the alphabet, letter sounds and recognition. Children are encouraged to recognize and write their names.
Early Science skills: The science skills they learn allow them to make sense of the world around them and how they fit into their environment. Tactile, sensory experiences allow children to make numerous connections. Finger painting, water play and sand play are all opportunities to make predictions and observations about the changes they can bring about.
Mathematics: Math concepts, such as counting, patterns, sizes, colors and shapes are learned through hands on games and calculating exercises. The class is introduced to written numbers and one-to-one correspondence. In kindergarten the students are introduced to counting and more complex tasks such as counting to 100, counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, recognizing and writing numbers.
Arts & Crafts: We endeavor to encourage “artful minds”. We make learning fun with themed activities and lesson plans that include painting, coloring, creating animals and objects from paper and other media; and we also encourage collaboration between students to reinforce good social skills.
Music: We provide a rich sensory environment with song and music. Research has shown that kids who are actively involved in music do better in reading and math when they start school, are better able to focus and control their bodies, and play better with others and have higher self-esteem.