At The Loyola School, the development of your child is our focus.
We provide an age-appropriate curriculum and activities customized to help your child progress in a nurturing environment.
Our year-round program ensures your child doesn’t experience learning loss in the summer months and receives consistent learning and care. Accepted students are not required to apply annually; one application is all you will need for three years of preschool education and five years of elementary education regardless of circumstances!
Our Preschool Education Program
The preschool years are among the most critical for a child’s development and growth, especially in terms of cognitive learning and speech and language.
Our goal is to graduate preschoolers who are kindergarten-ready and set up for success in their elementary school years and beyond.
Our curriculum for 2s and 3s is derived from recommendations and curriculum approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.
For our 4s, we use the curriculum BluePrint for Literacy, which is focused on introducing relevant, authentic reading materials and purposeful play to prepare children for kindergarten.
Our program helps those living or working with young children to recognize appropriate behaviors and set realistic expectations for their growth, development, and learning.
Our Elementary Education Program
Our elementary school builds on the foundation established in preschool by providing high-quality education which incorporates the key ingredients to student success: access to early childhood programs, effective teachers, rigorous curriculum, and parent involvement.
Our Kindergarten curriculum includes a guided reading program authored by Fountas & Pinnell which incorporates a print-rich environment of children’s literature. Children meet with their teacher in small, homogenous groups, and the goal is to build fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and accuracy. The program is specifically designed for high-impact literacy. For math, we use the Singapore Math Program, which guides children through a deep exploration of numbers, and a proficiency in one topic at a time, with the aim of building on a strong foundation. The remainder of the program includes social studies, science, technology, music, religion, foreign language, and library, while still leaving time for that all-important play and exploration.
Stay tuned for more information about our first-grade program, which opens in September 2022!
Health and Wellness Support
We often partner with community groups, licensed nurses and academic institutions to provide children with additional evaluation, mental health support and enrichment.
In the past, we have worked with Loyola University’s speech pathology students to conduct hearing tests and speech evaluation. Loyola students also provide one-on-one support for students with speech delays.
We have also worked with a licensed nurse to provide mindfulness programs, including meditation and breathing.