St. Luke School Programs
St. Luke's Kindergarten Prep
will introduce a social and academic setting in which your child will receive the very best early childhood experience. We appreciate the need for children to work at their own pace and we foster an environment in which they may do so.
St. Luke Kindergarten Prep is committed to the development of the total personality of each child by providing an educational experience:
- INTELLECTUALLY by encouraging discovery through firsthand experiences.
- PHYSICALLY by by activity that will develop muscle coordination and motor skills.
- SPIRITUALLY by daily encounters with God through Bible stories, songs, prayers, and natural conversation.
- SOCIALLY by group activity that stimulates togetherness, security, and acceptance.
- EMOTIONALLY by becoming confident and developing self-esteem in everything they do each day.
Our curriculum is designed so that children will grow and develop in all areas of life; therefore, we not only teach mathematics, art, music, religion, phonics/language and pre-literacy, but we also encourage physical growth and development and assist children in building their social and emotional skills through guided peer interaction. Children graduate to kindergarten with the love of learning and a desire to investigate the community and world.
In addition to our curriculum, Kindergarten Prep students have several opportunities throughout the year to visit "the big school" for assemblies and events, and to interact with our kindergarten staff. These opportunities help to "bridge" children from being prepared for kindergarten to being in kindergarten.
MULTI-SENSORY LEARNING (MSL)
We recognize that each child is unique and that children learn in different ways. For many children, teaching to their particular learning style is the key to boosting comprehension, retention, and self-confidence. Our highly-trained staff specializes in instructing students struggling with reading, writing, and spelling skills. Since 1979, St. Luke has been using the internationally-renowned Slingerland® multisensory method in teaching oral and written language skills to all types of learners, especially those with dyslexia and other processing differences. We also use a variety of other methods to supplement this auditory/visual/kinesthetic approach.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
A recent success for our building is that we began rollout of our mobile tablet learning lab with the assistance of a small family foundation grant. With the grant, we were able to purchase the first 7 iPads of 30 planned purchases as we build out a complete classroom mobile tablet lab.
One of our current needs is to complete the mobile tablet lab that we have laid the foundation for in the school. At current funding levels, it will take us 5 years to complete a classroom set of iPads with accompanying sync cart, peripherals and training. The school would appreciate any assistance to accelerate this process towards early completion.