About

St. Mary of the Hills School is pleased to announce our affiliation with The Lynch Foundation.  The focus of this initiative is to support high quality early childhood classrooms by:

  • Providing direct funding and grants for new classrooms to expand capacity

  • Supporting educators and administrators through coaching and professional development

  • Promoting school readiness and positive outcomes for children with effective ELA and math curriculums that are developmentally appropriate

  • Establishing environments that support social and emotional growth and competence for young learners

  • Ensuring maximum access and parent choice through state issued vouchers

 

Our Early Learners program is achieved through play, structured activities and LOTS of poems, songs, dramatic play and movement!  Listening to stories, doing projects, playing outside, completing circle time and small group activities keeps their day full of opportunities to explore, investigate and develop at their own pace both in a small group and individual setting.  The children also enjoy a variety of thematic units such as all about me, family, apples & pumpkins, fall leaves, friends, Thanksgiving, bears, Christmas, wind & water, snow, Valentine's Day, construction, colors, farm, weather, shadows & reflections, spring, things that grow, zoo, ice cream, summer, ocean, dinosaurs, and transportation.  Every day provides love, warmth, hugs, learning and experiences that are both fun and challenging!

Our Preschool program sets our little ones on the path to developing a love for learning.  Listening to stories, doing projects, playing outside, completing center time activities that include sand & water, art, blocks, puzzles & manipulatives, dramatic play, and writing, and finally, completing small group activities that include writing, language & print manipulatives, book browsing, science, and games keeps their day full of opportunities to explore, investigate and develop at their own pace both in a small group and individual setting.  The children also enjoy a variety of thematic units such as family, friends, wind & water, color, shadows & reflections, and things that grow.  Every day provides love, warmth, hugs, learning and experiences that are both fun and challenging!

 

Learning in Pre-Kindergarten is achieved through play and structured activities! Center time activities include sand & water, art, blocks, puzzles & manipulatives, dramatic play, and writing.  Small group activities include writing, language & print manipulatives, book browsing, science, and games.  The children also enjoy a variety of thematic units such as family, friends, wind & water, color, shadows & reflections, and things that grow.  Children work both in groups and individually as they gain experience, develop skills and learn independence as well as responsibility.​