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Granite Bay Schoolhouse

8265 Sierra College Blvd., Suite 322
Granite Bay, CA 95746

(916) 791-2999


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The GBSH Curriculum is based on the California State Framework along with the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). Our philosophy promotes developmentally appropriate involvement in teaching young children.
The philosophy of the Schoolhouse incorporates reading and writing in all curricular areas based on the level appropriate for the child. Each child sees him/herself as a reader and a writer regardless of his/her level of experience. Reading and Writing are viewed as a part of everyday life and are a necessity instead of isolated subjects to be taught in school. Practical life, language development, reading, writing, math, Spanish, art, music and social sciences are offered as a complete curriculum.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:00-8:15am Opening (songs, calendar, poem, flag)
8:15-9:00am Math (3 groups)
9:00-9:15am Recess
9:15-9:25am Snack
9:25-9:30am Letter Sounds
9:30-10:15am Reading Groups
10:15-10:20am Silent Reading 1:30-2:15pm Reading Groups
10:20-11:00am Active Learning 2:15-2:20pm Silent Reading
11:00-12:00pm Lunch/Rest 2:20-2:45pm Active Learning
12:00-12:15pm Recess 2:45-3:00pm Closing
12:15-12:30pm Afternoon Opening
12:30-1:00pm Math (3 groups)
1:00-1:15pm Recess
1:15-1:25pm Snack
1:25-1:30pm Letter Sounds
1:30-2:15pm Reading Groups
2:15-2:20pm Silent Reading
2:20-2:45pm Active Learning
2:45-3:00pm Closing
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school