The ISW Kindergarten program invites students to explore their emerging intellectual and social capacities while developing a solid foundation in basic skills.


•Reading/Language Arts: guided reading using Fountas and Pinnell System and Pearson’s Reading Street

•Math: Pearson’s MCP Math

•Science: Science and Technology Concepts, developed by the National Science Resource Center, the National Academies of Science, and the Smithsonian

•Social Studies: world cultures

•Spanish: conversation and culture

•Performing Arts: drama, poetry, dance, choral/instrumental music, and music theory

•Art: weekly studio classes integrated with other studies

•Physical education: weekly swim classes through Super Splashers

•Experiential Ed: weekly trips and speakers based on studies in the classroom

Key Elements in ISW’s Kindergarten program:

•Small class size with hands-on learning

•Individual attention

•Joyful, loving atmosphere

•Opportunity to work independently and in groups

•Mastery learning rather than traditional grades

• Individualized challenges for each child