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Preschool - Grade 3

Transitional Kindergarten

 
 
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Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, the Nashoba Brooks Transitional Kindergarten serves as a developing year for students to build on established skills learned in preschool so they may prepare for their kindergarten year.  Transitional Kindergarten students construct meaning and expand their skills and knowledge in the classroom community that bridges the play-based model of our preschool and the academic trajectory of our kindergarten. 

  • Our teachers embrace the importance of play and create nurturing environments for children to love school, have fun, and grow academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Children develop the ability to engage independently and collaboratively in a supportive classroom setting in which students have a deep sense of belonging and comfort with taking academic risks.
  • Students participate in a variety of classes including physical education, art, music, Spanish, science, and library.
  • Young children learn well when they have the opportunity to physically explore their environment. We utilize our 30-acre campus which includes large athletic fields, a variety of playgrounds, woods with nature trails, and ponds to run, jump, climb, and explore throughout each day.
  • Students have access to resources such as a full-time nurse, counselor, reading specialists, as well as on-campus connections with consulting speech and language pathologists and occupational therapists.
In Transitional Kindergarten students develop the following academic skills:
  • Foundational literacy skills
  • Expression through drawing and writing
  • Expanding number sense
  • Exploration of shapes
  • Discovering an interest in a variety of books
 
In Transitional Kindergarten students develop the following social and emotional skills:
  • Gaining independence with self-help skills
  • Participating and sharing during group activities 
  • Listening and following directions
  • Problem-solving 
  • Building friendships
  • Developing self-concept as a learner
  • Collaboration with other children
Situated on a beautiful 30-acre campus in historic Concord, Massachusetts, Nashoba Brooks School enrolls all genders in Preschool through Grade 3, and students identifying as girls in Grades 4 through 8. Nashoba Brooks is an independent school designed to build community, character, and confidence in its students.
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