Junior Kindergarten

Growing Gesher’s Youngest Students

Through play-based learning activities, we create opportunities for students to explore, collaborate with peers, share discoveries, and grow as inquisitive learners.

We inspire children’s curiosity, constantly encouraging them to ask questions, take guided risks and solve problems. Our approach develops children’s social and emotional skills as well as their emerging independence.

Our curriculum is built on an interdisciplinary approach to learning in which language arts, social studies, math, science and Hebrew are woven together naturally throughout the day.

 

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Gan Katan Pillars

Academics

Our curriculum is built on an interdisciplinary approach to learning in which language arts, social studies, math, science, and Hebrew are woven together naturally throughout the day.

Hebrew Immersion

The acquisition of a second language expands our children’s developing minds.

Outdoor Education

We create opportunities for students to explore in the Gesher woods, dig in the garden, and journey through our wetland area and pond in their puddle boots. Teachers weave science, ecology, and the Jewish value of environmental stewardship throughout the curriculum.

Jewish Life

Gesher students joyfully discover and celebrate Jewish Holidays, Shabbat, and other rituals. Using all our senses, we touch, taste, listen, move and sing to connect deeply to our Jewish heritage.

Respect and Mindfulness

Responsive Classroom is used to create safe and joyful learning communities in which students can grow and develop both socially and academically.

Movement and Creative Play

Stations are designed to ensure that students have opportunities to move their bodies and exercise their minds through play and hands-on exploration.