Your child begins the learning journey with wonder.
Pre-K through grade 4
Instructional methods in the grammar school include direct instruction, memorization, and a variety of multi-sensory approaches to reading and arithmetic. Phonics as a pathway to reading is exclusively employed and English grammar with early Latin instruction creates a foundation in language arts. English grammar is taught through oral and written diagramming of sentences.
New Covenant kindergarten is a “reading-readiness” year; all New Covenant students begin reading with basic fluency by October of the first-grade year. Basic arithmetic and math skills begin in kindergarten with incremental progress and looping review built in. Overall, the emphasis is on the mastery of basic skills in the context of a teacher-centered classroom, and our curricular choices reflect this emphasis.
Pre-K Program Disclosures
New Covenant Schools Pre-K program is exempt from licensure by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
New Covenant Schools Pre-K program is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations relating to food services, health and sanitation, water supply, building codes, the Statewide Fire Prevention Code or the Uniform Statewide Building Code.
The maximum capacity of New Covenant Schools Pre-K is 30 students, with a ratio of no more than 12 students to one teacher. Staff members are required to be certified by a physician as capable of supervising children.
The School maintains public liability insurance through the Philadelphia Insurance Company.
Click here for the 2020-21 Pre-K Staff List and credentials.