Thematic Study & Social Studies

Thematic Study and Social Studies contribute to children’s understanding of themselves, the community in which they live, and the larger world around them. Thematic study becomes more complex as the children grow and develop. Learning about the seasons and holidays, community helpers and the city in which we live, eventually evolves into learning about more abstract and complex concepts like outer space, the time of the dinosaurs and caring for our environment.

Field Trips and In-house Programs

21st century learning takes us outside the classroom walls and into the real world. Our older students take several field trips throughout the year and our younger children engage in many in-house programs. A sample of field trips include: First Fruit Farms, the Sankofa Museum, Paper Bag Players at Goucher College and The Maryland Zoo. A sample of in-house programs include: the Quiver Farm Egg Project, Maryland Science Center Traveling Dinosaur Exhibit, Yoga for Children, as well as a visit from the Chestnut Ridge fire station.

Geography and World Cultures

A geography and world cultures weekly enrichment class is part of our kindergarten and pre-first curriculum. Students have an opportunity to learn more about the people and the world around them through literature, crafts, games, and cooking.