Academic Philosophy / Curriculum
We treat children as individuals and as important members of the community by providing an environment to enhance their development that is nurturing, supportive and creative. We recognize that children are unique and learn at different rates and in different ways. We provide a diverse curriculum that is child-centered with hands-on exploration.
We seek to help each child develop a positive self-image, to foster the development of self-confidence as an individual, to foster an awareness of others, and to encourage positive peer relationships.
Our developmental philosophy is to offer tasks at which children can succeed, as well as appropriate challenges, and an introduction to basic readiness concepts through play. These learning domains will include Social/Emotional Development, Physical Development, Cognitive Development, and Language Development, as well as development in the areas of Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and the Arts.
The school’s emphasis is to provide a quality program where children are exposed to and involved in a variety of preschool learning experiences. The emphasis is to provide the healthy growth and development of children.
We emphasize acceptance and respect of social and cultural diversity through our teaching methods, activities and play materials.
The Extended Day program is a service provided for parents of students enrolled at The Lakeside School. The program coincides with the school calendar and is open to students from pre-k through fifth grade. Snacks and drinks are provided. Sessions are offered from 3:00pm until 5:30 p.m. For an extended day application form click below.