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Kindergarten


Our Kindergarten Program

The Kindergarten community is full of wonder. Practical Life skills are a way of life as the children take personal responsibility for their community by keeping it clean, ordered, purposeful, and decorated with work. By now, students have learned to manage and take responsibility for their own personal needs. Grace and courtesy in and out of the classroom is evident and displayed spontaneously.

Students work hard learning to write, develop geography skills, and a foundation in math and reading. Sewing and handwork activities aid the development of eye/hand coordination in addition to reinforcing other areas of the curriculum. Movement and other motor development activities help to develop coordination and dexterity as well as sportsmanship. Music and art activities help to develop both sides of the brain and skills in these two areas.

The classroom environment is rich with “work” on the shelves containing concepts to be discovered, and skills to be increased. Social problems will be sorted, and confidence will be gained as students develop friendships and learn that their words and acceptable actions are a means to positive relationships.

Special Programs


  • Barnyard – Maria Montessori believed with knowledge comes respect. Our barnyard offers an intimate experience for observation and care taking. The Kindergarten students only observe the animals and do not make contact with them. The students will, however, begin to take part in caring for the animals as they progress into the Upper Elementary Program.
  • Butterfly Garden & Garden Boxes – On campus we maintain a butterfly garden and each class has its own garden box that the children plant and water. The students enjoy completing the work cycle, learning about the environment, and understanding this ecosystem.
  • Fine Arts Performances – Our Fine Arts program provides children with the foundation for knowledge and appreciation of the master artists and composers as well as opportunities for self-expression. Throughout the year, parents/guardians are invited to enjoy performances given by the children.

Child Care Assistance Programs – We are a Provider for the following:

  • CCS, Child Care Services: The Child Care Services (CCS) division of the City of San Antonio partners with Alamo Area Development Cooperation (AADC) to provide child care and provider management services for Bexar County, and 11 surrounding areas including: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson.
  • NACCRA: Child Care Aware of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. We work with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care.
  • GSA: Child Care Subsidies for Federal Employees. Child care subsidy programs provide financial assistance to eligible families to assist with child care costs.

Meet Our Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten

Ms. Susan McGinty

susan@countrydayschool.net Ms. Susan has been teacher for 10 years, all of which have been at SACDMS. She began teaching at SACDMS after sending her own children to school here, and wanted to be a part of the awesome environment. Ms. Susan accredits the school for giving her three adult children a solid educational foundation and developing skills that helped them be successful adults. Ms. Susan enjoys teaching at a Montessori school, because she enjoys being able to teach to the interest of the child, and she believes Montessori materials are very inviting to the children. Ms. Susan believes that the math materials allow the children to understand concepts easily, and the Practical Life activities are valuable in a variety of ways. She strives to teach her students that learning is fun and to treat others how they want to be treated. When she’s not in the classroom, Ms. Susan enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, and sports. Ms. Susan attended Texas State University.

Kindergarten School Supply List

Kindergarten Tuition

Kindergarten Registration Fee: $425


First Child Second Child
Annual $9,200 Annual $8,500
Semi-Annual $4,600 Semi-Annual $4,250
10 Month Aug – May $930 10 Month Aug – May $870
12 Month Jun – May $775 12 Month Jun – May $725

*Please Note: 10 & 12 month tuition schedules are paid per month. Application and registration fees are non-negotiable and non-refundable.

Early Bird & After School Enrichment


Activities include building and construction activities, games of strategy, and cooperative play. If your Primary student finds school a difficult adjustment, consider this program for a smooth transition into the Montessori classroom at 9:30 a.m.

Early Birds Daily Rate M-F M, W, F T/Th
7:30 – 8:00 $5 $95 $55 $35
7:30 – 9:30 $15 $300 $180 $120
8:00 – 9:30 $10 $160 $93 $69
8:30 – 9:30 $7 $110 $69 $49

 

After School Enrichment Daily Rate M-F M, W, F T/Th
2:30 – 4:00 $12 $180 $104 $77
2:30 – 5:30 $15 $225 $154 $110

Admissions & Enrollment Process for New Students


admission-process

 

 

Students will be accepted if the following criteria are met:

  1. The school is confident the student’s needs can be met at SACDMS.
  2. Evidence is present that the school and family are a suitable fit for the SACDMS community.
  3. The school, the parents, and the student commit to share equally in the educational  process.

Enrollment


At San Antonio Country Day Montessori School, we accept applications regardless of race, color, creed, religion, or national origin. Formal registration for the following Fall/Spring terms begins in February, with registration ongoing until class sizes are realized. Waiting lists are maintained and when openings become available parents/guardians will be called in order taken.

Before admission, an enrollment contract complete with registration fee, Physician’s Statement, current shot record, and automatic tuition payment authorization must be on file in the Admission’s Office.

Please Note: Application and registration fees are non-negotiable and non-refundable.