Kindergarten

School of the Cathedral Kindergarten Program

The School of the Cathedral’s Kindergarten program is a child-centered, developmentally appropriate program for children. The purpose of the program is to establish a strong foundation for learning in the early years, and to facilitate that learning in a safe, caring, Catholic learning environment. One that promotes cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual development of all children. 


Our Kindergarten Curriculum

The Kindergarten Curriculum reflects the belief that students are capable and competent learners, full of potential and ready to take ownership of their learning. The curriculum supports the creation of a learning environment that allows all children to apply their unique way of thinking and learning through a variety of formative assessments and in-class tasks. 

Through this approach our kindergarten students build a strong foundation academically and are prepared to enter elementary school with positive attitudes and a growth mindset about learning. The Kindergarten curriculum will also prepare students with a variety of ways to communicate their thinking and includes opportunities for children to be curious, ask questions, take risks, in order to become confident and creative problem-solvers. 

English

By the end of Kindergarten our students are able to: 

  • Learn to pay attention to the way print and books work
  • Learn that printed letters and words represent the sounds and words of oral language
  • Listen to each other with attention and engage in give-and-take conversations 
  • Become aware that some words rhyme or start or end in the same way, and thus begin to develop phonological awareness
  • Begin to share their ideas and responses to texts in a variety of ways
  • Learn that writing can communicate a message
  • Begin to explore different purposes for writing
  • Represent their thinking graphically by drawing
  • Express their thoughts and ideas using new vocabulary taught in the classroom
  • Ask and respond to questions that demonstrate and require predicting, making inferences, connecting, and critiquing. 

Math 

Children will represent their mathematical understandings in ways that are meaningful to them - for example, by writing or drawing on paper, by using pictures and/or numbers and some words, by using materials such as blocks or counters, or by using electronic media such as applications on tables.

By the end of Kindergarten our students are able to: 

  • Recognize number names and the count sequence
  • Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from
  • Describe and compare measurable attributes
  • Sort and classify objects and count the number of objects in each category
  • Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes

Introducing the Catholic Faith to our students

Catholic Schools have the unique educational purpose of presenting a Catholic worldview to our students. At School of the Cathedral, a Catholic worldview is a way of looking at the world through a Catholic Church lens, derived from Catholic Church teachings, scripture, and Catholic Church traditions. “Bringing Good News” is the Archdiocese of Baltimore Religion Curriculum for Elementary Schools. This standards-based curriculum serves as a guide for both teachers and students as they embark on a journey, which will provide them with the knowledge and understanding of the faith as witnessed in the teachings and the traditions of the Catholic Church.



Learn about the Kindergarten Application Process

For more information on School of the Cathedral’s Kindergarten program please contact our Director of Admissions, Mrs. Fiona Diemer. 

Mrs. Fiona Diemer 

(410) 464-4117

fdiemer@cmoq.org