The Mission Basilica Kindergarten provides a foundation for success in the grades that follow. We are dedicated to educating the whole child. The kindergarten staff is knowledgeable in early elementary education to present the Common Core Standards in a manner that is creative and engaging.
Activities are carried out in small groups, large groups, and individual instruction. Differentiated instruction is provided based on the needs of the students. Many manipulative and hands-on experiences are included.
Academic instruction in math, language arts, social studies, and science are integrated with enrichment activities such as physical education, art, music, Spanish and technology. Outdoor and dramatic play provide opportunities for the development of social skills.
The heart of our Kindergarten is our faith community. We worship and pray together. We embrace the liturgical life and traditions of the Catholic Church. The children learn about our faith through the Blest are We and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd curriculum. We live the gospel message of social justice through Christian service.
We foster a festive atmosphere with imaginative parties and events throughout the school year.