Our Philosophy

The Weekday School's philosophy from the beginning has been that each child is a gift from God who brings unique needs and abilities for our care and development. Within this context and within the actual house of God's love, our school and our teachers make a significant difference in the spiritual, social, emotion, intellectual and physical life of each and every child entrusted to us. Our mission is to provide a loving, Christian environment within which a child can fulfill his or her potential to learn and grow in these areas.

At the Weekday School, many children realize for the first time and, one hopes, for a lifetime that:

  • Learning is an intriguing gift to be opened each day with delight and excitement.

  • Learning is fun!

  • School is a happy, safe place!

  • Teachers are people who love them and expect the most and the best from them!


This positive concept of school should help to carry our children in to their next school situation - and, it is hoped, throughout their lives.

Spiritually

  • Grow in the understanding of God as Creator and of His love and care.

  • Develop Christian feelings and attitudes, which find expression in interpersonal relationships at school and at home.

  • Learn to respect all religious faiths

Socially

  • Learn how to share, take turns, and adjust to a group

  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy for others

  • Develop happy friendships

  • Listen to and appreciate others


Emotionally

  • Develop a positive self concept

  • Make a successful break from home to school

  • Grow in ability to accept changes, opposition and defeat

  • Build self-reliance

  • Demonstrate ability to start and complete a task


Intellectually

  • Develop necessary listening and oral skills

  • Develop a love for books and stories

  • Become aware of likeness and difference in sounds, figures, sizes, and shapes

  • Establish pre-literacy left to right eye motion

  • For older children, recognize letters,
    sounds, and numbers

Physically

  • Develop small muscles through art and other activities that improve hand/eye coordination

  • Develop coordination and body rhythm through singing, games, movement to music and creative dynamics

  • Learn good health habits and practice them


Class Size

Class size is limited to the number that is essential for the best development of children. There will be two teachers in each classroom and all lead teachers have a minimum of a four year degree. The majority of our assistants also have a Bachelor’s degree.

Class Size Ratio

The WDS program is open to any child in our community and the school does not discriminate on the basis of race or religion. Those with physical or other handicaps will be considered on an individual basis.

School hours are from 8:45 a.m. until 12:00 noon Monday through Friday. Lunch Bunch extends the day to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for ages 2 and up.