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Kindergarten sets the groundwork for a lifetime of learning.
At the Fairfax Christian School, children advance quickly in our safe, wholesome, joyful and nurturing environment with a friendly approach to structure and discipline and an enthusiasm for learning which establishes a strong educational foundation.
Kindergarten students learn to read with phonics. Using this systematic approach to reading, the Fairfax Christian School has turned out strong readers for generations now. Based on the McGuffey Readers, our phonics curriculum has been used in private schools and by home-schooling families nationwide. Our small class size enables us to teach reading in small groups and one on one. Each day the students read aloud with their teacher. Students also have a group story time with their teacher and access to books in the classroom. The key is constant practice and making reading fun.
Mathematical concepts begin with spatial and logical learning. Students learn to visualize numbers, count, begin factors, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Students are also introduced to concepts such as counting money and telling time. We use an assortment of manipulatives for hands-on learning to help aid students, including counters, patterned blocks, interlocking cubes, play money and toy clocks to help illustrate concepts.
Science is also a hands-on subject in kindergarten. Students study weather, nature and physical sciences. Kindergarten students use the campus for many outdoor science projects.
History comes alive with stories and hands-on projects. Kindergarten students study Colonial America and the founding fathers.
Students are introduced to the Old and New Testament through story telling, using traditional Bible stories.
Kindergarten students begin their foreign language learning with French. Students also have the opportunity to learn Spanish, Korean and Chinese in our after-school programs.
Art and music are integrated throughout the curriculum in reading, mathematics, science, history and Bible. Students also meet with our music teacher and perform in our fall and spring music programs.
Learning does not stop once the school day ends. Students have access to many enrichment activities that are all located on campus including Ballet, Chess Club, Spanish Club, Chinese Club, Korean Club, SNAG Golf, Soccer ABCs, Art and Drama Club.
Kindergarten Schedule: Sample Day
Below is a sample day for a kindergarten class. Teachers are given flexibility with the daily schedule to keep the day dynamic and meet the needs of the children and the curriculum.