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Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary School, Social Emotional Learning, Development

Pre-kindergarten boys are immersed in social and emotional learning through teacher-directed instruction as well as peer interactions throughout the day. Boys are taught to recognize and understand their emotions, and use communication tools to support to positive interactions. Here, pre-kindergarten boys present their favorite Kimochis characters to Middle School theater students, demonstrating social and emotional learning for both groups of boys. 

Curriculum Overview

The Haverford School's pre-kindergarten program is the gateway to a lifelong learning experience. Our curriculum employs an integrated, hands-on, thematic approach rooted in reading, writing, math, social studies, and social/emotional development, and includes "specials" in science, art, music, and physical education.

In these critical early years, we place a strong emphasis on building capable, independent, and self-directed learners. Through the use of small groups and a strong student-teacher ratio, we are able to differentiate each boy's work and adapt to his learning profile, abilities, and needs.

Elementary education, elementary school, pre-school, pre-kindergarten


Areas of Study

Each of my three sons, with distinctly different personalities, were nurtured and challenged from the start as pre-kindergarten students. Instilling the values of hard work, kindness, responsibility, and making good decisions at a time when the young brain is still ‘formatting’ yields capable young men who can achieve, give back, and be true to who they are. 

—Dorothy, parent