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Ridge Hill School

102 High Street
Norwell, MA 02061

Phone:
(781) 871-0018

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Ridge Hill School welcomes families of all faiths, creeds, ethnic origin, marital status or disability to its programs. The programs of the School arise from a common desire for excellence in meeting the needs of children and their families for nurturing, growth and development, relationships and understanding.
While the Ridge Hill School operates programs which are individual in their goals and objectives, each program forms its specific aims within the context of these principals.
The Ridge Hill School encourages children to choose freely from a wide range of play and learning experiences, and in doing so, help them to recgonize, understand and express their own emotions as well as to sympathize with the emotions of others.
We believe
... that the home is the most impotant factor in a child's development. We will always strive to support and complement the family in order to promote the healthy development of children and parents.
... that the dignity and worth of each child and family is important
... that loving, trusting and respecting each child makes that child capable of loving, trusting and respecting others.
... that each child should be helped to have a positive self-image
... that it is important to meet each child's needs for physical, social,emotional and intellectual growth
... that the needs of children change as they grow
... that programs must respond in content and structure by using the best techniques in human development
... that children deserve a nurturing, safe and happy enviroment which promotes their natural curiosity and desire to learn
... that children deserve to have teachers who are capable and caring and whose values enable them to be excellent role models
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Preschool
A.M. Schedule
8:45 - 9:00 Drop off
9:00 - 9:10 Circle Time
9:10 - 9:45 Outdoor Play
10:00 - 10:15 Story
10:15 - 11:15 Choice
11:15 - 11:30 Music/Movement
11:45 - 12:15 Lunch/Pick up
P.M. Schedule
12:45 - 1:00 Drop off
1:00 - 1:10 Circle
1:10 - 1:45 Outdoor play
1:50 - 2:00 Snack
2:00 - 2:15 Story
2:15 - 3:15 Choice
3:15 - 3:30 Music/Movement
3:30 - 3:45 Closing circle/Pick up
Pre-Kindergarten
A.M. Program
7:30 - 8:45 Greetings & Free Play
8:45 - 9:00 Morning meeting
9:00 - 9:15 Music & Movement
9:15 - 9:30 Journals
9:30 - 9:40 Snack
9:40 - 10:10 Outdoor Time
10:10 - 10:20 Story Time
10:20 - 10:40 Small Group
10:40 - 11:00 Game Time
11:00 - 11:30 Choice Time
11:30 - 11:45 Wrap-Up
11:45 - 12:15 Lunch
12:30 Pick-Up
P.M. Program
12:45 - 1:00 Greetings & Free Play
1:00 - 1:15 Afternoon Meeting
1:15 - 1:30 Music & Movement
1:30 - 1:50 Small Group
1:50 - 2:10 Game Time
2:10 - 2:20 Snack
2:20 - 2:50 Choice Time
2:50 - 3:30 Outdoor Time
3:30 - 3:40 Story Time
3:40 - 4:00 Wrap-Up
4:00 Pick-Up
4:00 - 5:00 Story, Books, Puzzles & Games
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Excerpted from the preschool's website