Daily Schedule

Typical Class Schedule

Pre-Class I & Class I

Time Description
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Arrival / Welcome / Indoor Start
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Free Play
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Clean-up
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Bathroom / Hand Washing
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Circle / Group Projects & Activities
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Hand Washing / Snack
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Bathroom / Looking at Books / Quiet Time
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Playground / Adventure / Carpool
In favorable weather, the inside time is shortened so that we have more time to explore outside.

Class II & Class III

Time Description
8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Arrival / Welcome / Outdoor Start
9:00 - 9:20 a.m. Morning Meeting
9:20 - 10:00 a.m. Choice Time / Learning Centers
10:00 - 10:10 a.m. Clean up
10:10 - 10:30 a.m. Circle Time
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Bathroom / Hand Washing / Snack
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Looking at Books / Group Story / Writing / Quiet Time
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Outdoor Adventure / Playground / Carpool
In favorable weather, the inside time is shortened so that we have more time to explore outside.
Extended Day Class III has extended days until 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

More About Schedules

  • Open School: Friday mornings 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. for all classes
  • Three-For-All: Wednesday mornings from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. for Pre-Class I and Class I. Children travel to explore any other three-year-old classes.
  • Sportsjam: (organized outdoor games with Jeremy Aron) is open to all students in Kristina’s Class on Mondays, Jeremy’s Class on Thursdays, and Laurie Goldsmith’s Class on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
  • Music: Classes have a focused session weekly with either Laurie Goldsmith or John Farrington.
  • School Assembly / Sing along: Take place on the last Friday of every month. Schedules may change depending on the weather and children’s interests.
  • Extended Day: Class III has extended days until 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Typical Class Schedule
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