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Early Learning Program

Experience Early Learning at St. Mary's Academy

We recognize the paramount significance of a child’s formative years, encompassing their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. Our dedication to this pivotal phase is unwavering. These precious moments should be infused with boundless happiness and genuine awe. Ingrained in our approach is recognizing that joyful learning is the cornerstone of optimal childhood development.

Embracing the insights from cutting-edge scientific research, we understand that cultivating joy in learning during these foundational years diminishes anxiety, propels learning prowess, nurtures risk-taking and exploration, and fosters self-assurance. 

Our Early Learning Program is a comprehensive, play-based, five-day-a-week journey designed for young minds. 



Creative Cultivation


Where Curiosity Meets STEAM:
Fostering Joyful Early Learning

At Early Learning at St. Mary's Academy, we believe in nurturing young minds by seamlessly integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) into our curriculum. Our approach encourages creativity, critical thinking, and hands-on exploration while fostering a solid foundation in personal development.

  • Collaborative Learning and Playful Exploration: Joyful learning is at the heart of our philosophy. In our small classes, children engage in hands-on activities that make education enjoyable and exciting. 
  • Confidence through Communication: Effective communication is nurtured through various activities, empowering children to express themselves with confidence. 
  • Connecting Knowledge: Our curriculum bridges the gap between what children know and new discoveries. By connecting familiar concepts and new ideas, the youngest learners build a solid understanding of the world around them. 
  • Cultivate Creativity and Problem-Solving Skills: Through interactive projects and play-based activities, we nurture creativity and imaginative thinking.
  • Embrace Individuality and Inclusivity: In our close-knit community, where class sizes are intentionally small, we celebrate each child's unique qualities. Activities help children appreciate differences, creating a warm and welcoming space.
  • Empowering Little Change-Makers: Through age-appropriate activities, children learn to recognize their ability to make a difference and contribute positively to their communities. 
  • Enrichment through Exciting Field Trips: Learning is not confined to the classroom, and field trips reinforce lessons and provide real-world context. 
  • Fostering a Growth Mindset: Our program encourages a growth mindset, teaching children to embrace challenges and learn from them. 
  • Global Awareness and Cultural Discovery: We introduce children to diverse cultures, fostering open-mindedness and curiosity about the world.
  • Integrated Computer Science: In our digital age, we introduce basic computer science concepts, helping children gain early exposure to essential skills. 
  • Inquiry-Based Exploration and Scientific Mindset: Guided exploration and fun experiments fuel curiosity. Children learn to ask questions and think like young scientists, building confidence and a love of discovery. 
  • Nurturing Social Growth and Empathy: Character development is key. We focus on nurturing empathy, kindness, and positive social interactions, helping children become caring individuals. 
  • Recess Twice a Day: Balanced learning is a priority. With recess twice a day, children have time to play and explore. 

Performing Arts: A Journey of Musical Discovery

Performing arts is a vibrant gateway to musical exploration. Our curriculum revolves around fun and tactile engagement with music, where students embark on a journey of listening, performing, dancing, and even composing music in structured and improvised forms. Through the magic of hands-on experiences, students immerse themselves in a world of rhythm and melody, utilizing a diverse array of percussion instruments, xylophones, and metallophones to craft joy-filled tunes. A highlight of this musical odyssey is the December pageant, where students showcase their talents by performing holiday classics, creating cherished memories that resonate with joy and musical camaraderie.