Langley's Primary School serves ages 3 to 5 with a half-day preschool program from 8:00 – 11:50 a.m., a junior kindergarten program from 8:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., and a full-day kindergarten program from 8:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. five days a week. Beginning in fall 2014, Langley will offer a full extended day option allowing all Primary School students to remain at school as late as 6:00 p.m. Focusing on the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of each child, the Primary School provides a nurturing and stimulating environment in which to learn on a daily basis.
Whether drawing, counting beads for a necklace, learning a song in Spanish, observing a caterpillar, or checking out a library book, students develop self-confidence, responsibility, and decision-making abilities while building a basic foundation of knowledge of the world around them.
Children are divided into classes by age, with each class taught by both a head teacher and an assistant teacher for greater individual attention. Specialized music, physical education, Spanish, library, technology, and resource teachers also play a key role in providing a balanced and well-rounded education. Langley’s world languages program gives children an early start to Spanish beginning in preschool.
Using an integrated, thematic approach, our innovative faculty members create hands-on lessons and projects to make learning fun. When studying insects, for example, students may draw pictures of insects, sing songs about them, take a nature walk to see them firsthand, and read stories about them. Frequent curriculum-based field trips offer new learning experiences outside the classroom as well.
The Primary School offers many opportunities for outdoor activity and exploration with a developmentally appropriate playground, tricycle track, sandbox, and outdoor art easels. These experiences promote learning through play as well as enhance students’ fine and gross motor skills.
Langley offers several options to extend the day for our Primary School students. Click here to learn more about these extended care programs.