"A solid grounding in the skills necessary to excel throughout their academic careers
A profound sense of their own abilities and an equally profound respect for the varied members of the school community
a passion for learning and exploration
The school's philosophy of education teaches children to build on core knowledge, increasing the depth and strength of that knowledge as they mature. The central tenets of the educational program lie in its rigorous curriculum, small class size and attentive faculty, enabling princeton junion school to pursue the highest academic standards while respecting and nurturing individual style of learning inherent in a diverse community.
Our main goal for the teaching of pre-school children is to create pre-academic experiences that encourage children to develop self-confidence and a joy in learning. This goal is pursued through both individual and cooperative play. “Play is work” and “work is play” are our guidelines as we encourage children to think, reason and learn.
We believe that very young children learn best when the curriculum is:
Geared to their developmental needs
Introduced in a secure social environment
Designed to nurture their inner wisdom and passion for play
Based upon sensory-motor learning, and
Sequenced to ensure a natural evolution of skills"
Excerpted from the preschool's website