Our Mission Statement
St. Margaret’s Day School provides children with an opportunity to learn about themselves and the world around them.The school exposes children to learning experiences and gives them ample opportunity to explore, experiment, create and feel successful. A young child needs to have the opportunity to grow in relationships with other children of similar ages socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually. These goals are best achieved in a warm, open learning environment, facilitated by professional, caring adults. Each child is unique and develops at his/her own individual rate. Therefore, the curriculum must reflect each child's own needs, interests and level of development.
Our Philosophy Of Education
We offer a comprehensive program dedicated to the personal development and growth of each child through a curriculum of creative play and developmentally appropriate activities. Children explore the wide variety of activities and materials available to them. We teach them to learn about sharing and the feelings of others; how to get along with their peers, and how to follow directions. Your children will thrive in the hands of our loving and experienced staff. Our goal is for the students to feel good about who they are and excited about who they can be.
Our curriculum includes a full program of emergent math and early literacy activities, which are consistent with the most current philosophies of early childhood education. We also emphasize science, music, movement, art, drama, cooking, and social skills appropriate to the age level of the children. We want children to experience the excitement of learning and about the world around them. In addition, each age/grade level includes special thematic units with developmentally appropriate goals and objectives. Our kindergarten class uses the McGraw Hill Reading series and the Harcourt Brace math curriculum.
Throughout the school year, we offer multiple opportunities, at various times in the day and evening, for families to participate in their children’s school experience.