Early Childhood Education

Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten offer a unique opportunity for families to support their children in a critical period of academic and social-emotional development.
The Orchard School's nationally recognized Early Childhood program includes Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten classrooms. All grades have two highly-qualified lead teachers in each class. Our Early Childhood grade-level teams also include specialist teachers for music, art (KG only), science and Spanish. Our programs utilize spaces in and around our 43-acre wooded campus as both outdoor classrooms and unstructured play areas all year round. The emphasis of a nature-based approach to Early Childhood supports the curricular and social-emotional goals for our students.
Here, you can expect something unique for your child. An Orchard education stands out because of the partnerships that form between students and their teachers. Our Preschool (3/4s), Pre-Kindergarten (4/5s), and Kindergarten (5/6s) teachers understand that a student’s success depends greatly on their ability to connect to the adults around them. Feeling safe, understood, and challenged provides a foundation for students to be successful and contributing members of their community.