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Lyceum Academy

2650 South Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

(248) 853-9300


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Lyceum Academy represents a partnership among its students, parents, staff and administration united in their commitment to common objectives, primarily the education and well-being of our students.

As role models and guides The Lyceum Academy teachers are valued by students and parents for their caring attitudes. Intelligence, creative teaching ability, loyalty, and responsibility are characteristics of all staff. Parents expect and appreciate the direct and regular communication from the staff regarding their children.

Each member of The Lyceum Academy staff, along with the administration and our Board of Directors, has as its prime focus the success of every child and of the school.

We are committed to the philosophy of educating the individual child by helping each student acquire knowledge socially, physically, emotionally, and academically.

Every child can achieve his or her potential to the fullest extent when afforded respect, fairness, kindness, loving discipline, and appropriate instruction.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Greeting Time
(15 minutes) Greeting time is intended to provide a smooth transition from home to school and gives children and teachers a chance to begin the daily routine fresh each day.

Line Time
((15-20 minutes) Line time allows children and teachers to begin each day as a group, allowing children to feel included in the daily planning. A short lesson on the week's theme is provided following the opening ceremonies.

Work Time
(45 minutes - 1 hour) Children can work with any of the materials in any area of interest. This time is also used for Small Group Time.

Small Group Time
(10 - 15 minutes) Each teacher meets with a consistent small group of children to work with materials planned and introduced by the teacher. This time is reserved for academic exposure for the children.

Snack Time
(15 - 20 minutes) Children and teachers share nutritious food and interesting conversation or listen to a book read by an assistant teacher.

(30 minutes) Children particpate in outdoor activities. Adults participate in and support children's play in the outdoor setting.

End Line Time
(15-20 minutes) Children and teachers come together to discuss the day's activities and plan for the following day. This time is used for a review of the morning theme or to help the children in any area deemed necessary by the teacher. It is a time which puts closure on the daily routine. The children are then dismissed in an orderly fashion to their waiting parents or to the lunchroom.

The afternoon session proceeds in the same plan. Full day children needing a nap do so following an outdoor recess at the end of lunch period.
Excerpted from the preschool's website