Focusing on the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of each child, Langley’s Primary School provides a safe and nurturing environment in which to learn for children ages 3 to 5. Students are challenged academically, while also learning to solve problems, work collaboratively, respect each other, and develop independence, confidence, resilience, and a love of learning. We encourage our youngest students to take risks and tackle challenges at their own pace, while building a solid foundation for the next step in their educational journey.
Highlights of our program include:
- Children are divided into classes by age, with each class taught by an expert head teacher and an assistant teacher for greater individual attention and frequent small-group and one-on-one instruction.
- Our developmentally appropriate curriculum uses an integrated, thematic approach with hands-on lessons and projects that cater to a variety of learning styles.
- Beginning in preschool, all students take part in music, physical education, Spanish, and library classes with expert special-subject teachers once or twice a week. Kindergartners also enjoy art and technology instruction weekly with specialists.
- By introducting music and art an an early age, students develop an appreciation for the arts and start learning to express themselves creatively. Performance opportunities also build confidence and develop early public-speaking skills.
- To prepare kindergarten students for their next step to first grade, they participate in special events such as Kindergarten Field Day and a musical production in Langley’s state-of-the-art auditorium at the end of the year. They also love spending time each week with their eighth-grade big buddies, attend school-wide assemblies, and are able to take part in after-school enrichment classes.
- Frequent field trips bring the curriculum to life and offer new learning experiences outside the classroom for all age groups.
- Primary Schoolers have access to a developmentally appropriate playground and tricycle track which promotes learning through play as well as enhances students’ fine and gross motor skills.
- They also have use of Langley’s high-school caliber campus facilities, including the arts center, athletic center, turf field, library, rooftop classroom, and computer labs. Moving frequently throughout campus during the day helps build independence and gives students a better understanding of the world around them.