Timeless Teachings in a Changing World
At SPS we believe that all children grow and develop at different rates through different learning styles. Children are given the opportunity to explore, create, and problem solve with materials that are developmentally appropriate.
Classroom activities are based on a play and task-learning atmosphere where children are taught basic concepts through the use of games, puzzles, manipulatives, art, and other hands-on experiences.
Our theme-based curriculum allows our teachers to develop unique and creative learning environments. Lesson plans are developed according to specific, age-appropriate objectives addressing the whole child with the goal of establishing a foundation for learning to last a lifetime.
Shallowford's preschool program begins the first Tuesday after Labor Day in September through mid-May. Hours are 9:00-1:00.
Some of what we offer includes:
SPS is committed to building each child’s self-esteem and helping each child to develop verbal skills. Show-and-Tell is designed to facilitate growth in these two critical areas. Teachers of children ages two through four will communicate their Show-and-Tell schedules after school has begun.
We are pleased to offer a variety of after-school activities for our SPS children. Activities including tap-ballet classes, soccer, yoga, LEGO club, and chess club are offered to our preschool and grade school students.
Sharing Programs and Family Meals
It is SPS’s tradition to invite our families several times each year to participate in school wide events, such as holiday performances, music programs, potluck lunches, and family picnics.
SPS maintains a large library full of interesting books, which students can check out during school hours. We feature an Author of the Month and guest readers share the author's books each week to every class. Often special book characters come for a visit or special activity. We also celebrate Read Across America Month with a reading marathon and special guest readers, host a Read-A-Thon, and have two book fairs per year.