The investment you make each year to the Carlisle School Annual Fund ensures that our budget is met, and the programming and instruction are of the highest quality. Like most independent schools, Carlisle’s operational costs are not entirely covered by tuition. Donations to the Annual Fund help to bridge the gap between tuition income and the full cost of a Carlisle education.
Preschool 3 & 4
Carlisle School preschool is a transformative learning journey of discovery every day for every child. We are a family-oriented center that focuses on the whole child’sphysical, social, and academic needs. Children will gain independence in a safe environment that is nurturing, enriching, and diverse. Our faculty will engage the students in child-centered learning experiences that foster collaboration with their peers while immersed in discovery-based activities.
These learning experiences are matched with the academic abilities of each child. Our highly skilled teachers develop individual plans for their students that spark curiosity and encourage academic growth.
Our balanced curriculum promotes kindergarten readiness through language, literacy, mathematics, social studies, science, world languages, art, music, creative movement, dramatic play, and technology. Programing is enhanced by project-based learning, an outside discovery center, and Tucker Signing Strategies for reading.
When children transition to Lower School, they are self-confident, prepared for success, and enthusiastic about learning. These vital factors allow our children to become leaders in their school, community, and world.
World Languages -We understand the importance of offering world languages for children at an early age. In the preschool, instruction follows a modified immersion model with a concentration on culture and conversation.
Physical Education - Students in preschool participate in a 30-minute physical education class each day.
Technology - The school incorporates a best practice approach by integrating technology at all levels. iPads and Promethean Boards are used to enrich the curriculum. Students participate in the Keyboarding with Tears program.
Guidance - A full-time guidance counselor and nurse support health, wellness, and character development.
Arts - The arts serve a unique purpose in the educational development of each student. Classes strive to encourage and nurture each child’s natural creativity and curiosity. Weekly music and creative movement classes focus on musical awareness, sensitivity, vocal development, and fine motor skill. All students perform on stage several times a year.
Story Time - Preschool students go to the library weekly for storytime. They are exposed to various literary traditions to expand their vocabulary, strengthen listening skills, and enrich their imagination.
Field Trips - Students have several opportunities for offsite experiential learning with field trips.
Dance Class - Preschool 4 students are welcome to participate in after-school dance classes for a moderate fee.