The Kipling School Early Childhood Program facilitates the whole child. Our program focuses on the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth of children from age two months through three years old. Our goal is to introduce your child to fundamentals of literature, math, science, and social studies through objects of nature and of the human world. Balancing this will be a delightful mix of art, music, movement, and play.
The Kipling year-long Pre-K program bridges the Early Childhood experience to the start of Kindergarten. During this preparatory time, your child’s base for learning will be expanded. Pre-K is where your child will read his or her first books, write stories, and learn basic math concepts.
Your child will learn how things work, enlarge his or her understanding of the world, and grow physically and artistically through creative experiences.
The Kipling School Kindergarten – 5th Grade curriculum is designed by our highly talented staff to be engaging while allowing your child to actively participate and apply his or her knowledge to real world enterprises. We challenge your child to build self-confidence, good citizenship and friendship. As a kindergarten through 5th grade student, your child will be immersed in the core academics of language arts, math, science, and social studies. In addition, studies will include the arts, technology education, computers, library, and physical education. Furthermore, to insure that your child achieves his or her potential, studies skills will be taught along with tutorials and enrichment classes.
Reading, writing, and speaking are foundation skills for success today and in the future. No matter what your child becomes, these skills will be needed for an effective and meaningful life. At The Kipling School, language arts is a common thread linking every subject and every day.
Through phonics and guided reading instruction, your child will grow in language arts skills but the greatest gains will be made through reading and analyzing what has been read. It is here that your child will truly learn and it is here that reading in other curriculum areas will build and enhance total learning. Our teachers will work with your child individually and in small study groups.
As reading skills grow, your child will also become an accomplished writer. Our teachers will insure that your child will not just be able to say the words but understand their meaning and to hear how words can be used to express and describe a world that cannot always be seen. Your child will become the author of stories yet to be told.
Public speaking skills build poise, self-confidence, and leadership. Starting in Kindergarten students will be taught how to present to others and be given many opportunities as they progress from kindergarten to fifth grade to improve these skills not only in the classroom but also in performing on stage and hosting events.
Mathematics is a language. It is the language of many disciplines such as science, engineering, technology, commerce, and basic daily living. To lead an effective and secure life, your child needs to be literate in mathematics. Mathematics at The Kipling School centers on mathematical operations as they apply to real world situations. Measurement in cooking and handling money are some of the concrete situations your child will learn to master. Your child will learn to reason mathematically, learn to compute, learn to estimate and predict, and learn to analyze mathematically.
Mathematics, at The Kipling School, is an essential component of our other curricular areas such as graphing data collected in a scientific experiment, measuring materials in an art project, or following the rhythm in music and dance.
Mathematics, at The Kipling School, will be taught both formally and informally. Formal mathematics instruction will equip your child with mathematical operation and communication skills and informal instruction will immerse your child in practical applications.
Science begins with observation. Scientists observe the world, ask questions, design experiments, collect data, and draw conclusions. The science curriculum at The Kipling School follows this classical approach to the study of science. At Kipling, science is not an event but a daily endeavor. We do science through hands-on involvement - the best way to learn and enjoy. The Kipling science program will establish a science foundation for your child in physics, biology, chemistry, Earth Sciences, Astronomy, and Space Exploration. These subjects will be blended with language arts, mathematics, engineering, and technology.
Change in our world is accelerating. It is not possible to accurately predict what will take place even five years in the future. Your child will need a science foundation that will provide life-long service. Science is not just a collection of facts. At Kipling, your child will experience science as a way of learning. Knowing how to learn is a skill that will always be needed
The Social Studies program is designed to prepare children for the world around them. Starting with learning about self, family, and community, our younger children will explore their roles and responsibilities to each. Moving forward students will study the great state of Texas, the United States, and the world. In doing so your child will gain an understanding and an appreciation of the role cultural diversity plays in the exchange of ideas.
Our focus is on the current role that individuals, business, and government contribute to creating a society. History will instill an understanding of time and events that have changed the country and the world through the years. Geography will be explored both through mapping skills and the study of how geographical locations created both economic and population growth.
Technology, in school settings, is often defined as the use of computers and presentation tools for instruction and learning. At the Kipling School, computers, tablets, video production tools, productivity software, and the Internet as a research tool are only a part of our technology program. Your child will become computer literate but your child will also learn how to use the Internet effectively and safely. But there’s more to the technology program at The Kipling School than just mastering latest digital tools.
Technology is the making of and the use of tools and techniques to solve a problem or perform a function. At The Kipling School, your child will invent new technologies, such as robots, and use their inventions to solve exiting challenges. Your child will learn how tools and machines work and will work with other students in teams that parallel the real world. The challenges are many. How will astronauts get to Mars? How will we feed the world? How can we reduce energy use? Through The Kipling School technology program, your child will become a problem solver throughout life.
Art, Music, Dance, and Drama are expressions of the world. Each domain of the fine arts touches on the gifts your child possesses. The fine arts are a dynamic form of communication that supports quality of life.
The fine arts program at The Kipling School is designed to enhance your child’s confidence, self-esteem, and ability to communicate. We approach the fine arts through hands-on involvement that stresses artistic appreciation, skills and creative works such as drawing, painting, and three-dimensional object construction.
Music will be filled with song and your child will learn to read notes as well as the lyrics. Music and dance will go hand-in-hand to develop rhythm and coordination.
Drama will give your child the chance to perform in front of others while developing confidence and stage presence. The Fine Arts Program at The Kipling School will foster in your child an understanding and appreciation of creations and techniques of the great artistic masters in all artistic domains.
Knowing a foreign language is an essential skill in our rapidly changing world. Exposure to different languages enables us to look at the world in different ways and learn how to get along during increasingly difficult times.
In addition to developing an international perspective, language studies at The Kipling School will help your child increase listening ability, memory, creativity and critical thinking - all of which increase learning in general.
The first goal of our program is to create an environment that makes learning a language fun. Young children can learn, absorb, and retain languages easier than adults. At Kipling, our goal is to introduce your child to languages from around the world. Spanish lessons begin in our toddler rooms and become a part of each classroom’s instruction. French is taught to our Pre-K students and up. Chinese phrases are introduced and used for social programs. Your child will learn to communicate in foreign languages through simple foreign phrases and vocabulary.
The Kipling School Physical Education Program is designed to build strong bodies and a lifelong understanding of the relationship of physical activity and good health. Movement, fitness, and games form the center of our program. Teaching your child skills needed for many activities, such as kicking and throwing and catching balls, foster the physical abilities he or she will need to participate in many games that will be played.
Understanding how and why the body moves by introducing various stretching and strength-building movements to a full fitness program will help develop skills for life. Physical education also helps your child accept challenges and promote good sportsmanship.
A positive attitude about healthy living, physical movement, and sports is the outcome of our physical education program.