Lower School
Kindergarten

The first day of Kindergarten is a rite of passage in every child’s—and every parent’s—life. Kindergarten means wearing a uniform, exploring more territory, and carrying that big blue tray through the lunch line. On day one, you will marvel that your child is taking this next big step, and her adventure is just beginning.

Our curriculum reflects our whole-hearted intention to excite your child’s passion for learning—from fall on a farm to Christmas around the world. Interesting interdisciplinary units combine science, social studies, reading, writing, and math. We bring these lessons to life with unforgettable experiences such as hatching ducklings in the classroom. Small-group workshops enable our teachers to take every student to the next level in reading and writing. Play-based math lessons give kids the foundation they need in numerical fluency, geometric ideas, and measurement. Your child’s day will be enriched with classes in Spanish, art, music, Bible, and library skills. With so much to discover about themselves and the world, no wonder so many Kindergarteners say they wish they could come to school on weekends. Yours might, too.  

 


Avid Readers & Writers

Learning to read serves as the foundation for all other learning. For young children, the stepping stones to literacy are many: letter recognition, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, comprehension…. Five- and six-year-olds may enter Kindergarten knowing a lot in some of these areas and little in others. Our teachers’ job...

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Master Mathematicians

Whoever thought math was dull never spent time in a ROBS Kindergarten classroom. Play-based math lessons will capture and hold your child’s attention as she practices and builds numerical fluency, geometric thinking, measurement, and more. After a short whole-group lesson, she may practice a new skill by playing a game...

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Curious Scientists

Science is central to our lives, and never more than today. Ten of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals relate directly to science, like Zero Hunger, Good Health, and Clean Water. To ensure a high-quality science education, ROBS has turned to Next Generation Science Standards for what our students...

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Global Citizens

We often think of social studies as the study of communities, cultures, and history, but did you know it also includes economics? Your child will learn the basics of economics in Kindergarten, beginning with the difference between wants and needs and various kinds of workers in our community. He will...

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Buenos Amigos

Educators have long understood the benefits of teaching children a second language at an early age, but a 2018 study by MIT sheds new light on just how important that timing is. The research shows that to achieve the fluency level of a native speaker, children must start to learn...

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Inspired Artists

Pablo Picasso famously said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Art is woven into the fabric of Kindergarten life, encouraging creativity, imagination, and problem-solving. In November, your child will come up with a clever way to disguise a turkey...

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Spiritual Learners

As much as we emphasize the building of knowledge, ROBS is just as intent on building children’s character and faith. People are spiritual beings. From our earliest years, we ponder existential questions like how we came to be, where did the moon and stars come from, and what happens when...

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After-school programming

After-school learning at ROBS includes Prime Time, our extended-day program, as well as a variety of enrichment classes offered until 6:00 p.m. each day for Readiness – Grade 8.

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Enjoy kindergarten at ROBS!