St. Philip Neri School is dedicated to fostering Catholic faith and academic excellence. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, students are provided the opportunity to develop their gifts and talents while striving to become active members of their church. A foundation for future success and life-long learning is provided in partnership with the family, school and parish community.
Our Kindergarten program develops the social, physical, and mental abilities of each individual child entrusted in our care. Kindergarten is the beginning of the continuous educational process, the foundation upon which each child builds his/her entire life. Kindergarten, in essence, will provide your child with many opportunities to explore, discover, and create - - thus your child will learn.
Children participate in lessons in Religion/Family Life, Go Math, Imagine IT Language Arts program, Science and Social Studies. Children also attend classes in Art, Physical Education, Library, Spanish, Music and Computer. Children eat lunch in the cafeteria and enjoy outside social time on the playground.
Kindergarten students enjoy participating in mass and other social activities with their 8th grade buddies.
Aid your child in being successful in Kindergarten by knowing these skills prior to school starting: *Take care of personal needs (dressing self, putting on shoes, taking care of bathroom needs including zipping/buttoning pants, etc...) * Recite your full name, parent's name, telephone number, birthday and address * Focus on the same activity for 15-20 minutes * Listen to another person without interrupting; practice taking turns * Follow two/three step directions * Recognize your name in print * Print your name (first letter uppercase, remainder of the letters lowercase) * Understand positional words: top, bottom, above, under, in front, in back, beside * Recognize colors in an 8 count crayon box * Recognize basic shapes: circle, square, rectangle, triangle * Recognize most of the upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet * Recite the alphabet in order * Orally count by ones to 20 * Count objects up to 10, pointing to each object as you count * Recognize numbers up to 10 * READ! Listen to stories and answer questions for comprehension * Knowledge of how to hold a book properly and turn pages * Recite nursery rhymes * Recognize words that rhyme such as: zoo/boo; cat/bat * Knowledge of holding a pencil, coloring and cutting