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The Rock Academy Preschool

2277 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92106

(619) 764-5205


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

The Rock Academy Preschool is an Academic school where we encourage writing and pre-reading skills. Our children also learn by play, exploration of our surroundings and field trips which also provides our students with additional learning experiences.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Spanish Curriculum Ages 2 to 5 yrs.

From the Director:

Our Pre-K students use the ABEKA curriculum. Our preschoolers from 2 to 3 years use the Wee Learn Curriculum, and our toddler curriculum incorporates some Montessori skills.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Because of our low teacher/student ratios we are able to assist those children who need extra help in various areas of development.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Rock Academy and Rock Academy Preschool exists to lead children into a life changing and productive relationship with Jesus Christ by providing a sustained academic environment coupled with a vibrant spiritual experience so as to equip students with the tools necessary to become professionally and spiritually qualified Christian leaders.

We are called to assist parents in their responsibility for raising their children in the nurturance and instruction of the Lord and developing children who bring glory and honor to God beginning in our preschool through 12th grade. We see each student as inseparable from his own family as is clearly ordained by God in Scripture. Deuteronomy 6:6-9.

For this reason, we believe it is the parents who are responsible for the education of their children. While the school offers professional assistance in the subject areas and reinforces Christian principles, the parents are ultimately responsible for their child's training. The Rock Academy serves as an extension of the family, supporting parents in their responsibility before God so as to equip each student with the tools necessary to become the qualified Christian leaders of tomorrow.

A Typical Day

6:30 – 7:30 Before School Care (Optional)
7:30 – 8:45 Outside Play (If weather allows)
8:45 – 8:55 Outside Clean Up
8:55 – 9:00 Transition to inside
9:00 – 9:10 Personal Hygiene
9:10 – 9:25 AM Snack
9:25 – 9:30 Clean Up/Transition to Circle Time
9:30 – 11:30 Prayer, Morning Circle, Calendar,
Class work Art Activities, Music,
Free Play Inside & Outside
11:30 – 11:35 Clean Up, Personal Hygiene,
Prepare for Lunch
11:35 – 12:00 Lunch

12:00 – 2:30 Rest Period: Clean up from lunch,
personal hygiene,
Prepare mats for rest period
2:30 – 3:00 Put mats away, Personal
Hygiene & PM Snack
3:00 – 3:30 Inside Music Enrichment classes
& Outside Time
3:30 – 4:30 Inside Varied Enrichment
Classes & Outside Time
4:30 – 4:45 Outside Time – Clean Up
4:45 – 5:00 Transition to Inside
5:00 – 6:00 Inside Activities
Say Goodbye to our friends!

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We provide a student assessment for each student in October and in March of each school year.
We email a monthly Newsletter with each months important happenings at school and in our community.
We communicate with parents via email comments and/or concerns in regards to their child. We encourage parent/teacher conferences with the director to help meet the needs of our students.

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
  • Email
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Our staff understands that parents and children experience separtion anxiety, so we stay with the family as long as they need us to, and we encourage our parents to call us or drop in at any time throughout the day to visit.