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Our Lady Of Good Counsel School

23 W. Prospect Ave.
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Phone:
(856) 235-7885

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Nursery, pre-k and full day kindergarten in a warm, nurturing setting. Experienced teachers teach respect for others and Christian values. Our curriculum includes religion, language arts, math, handwriting, journaling, art, library, physical education, computer education, Spanish and music.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Each child is encouraged to develop moral values and Christian values are emphasized as well as academics and socialization.

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
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
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
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught Spanish, computers, art, library, music

From the Director:

full curriculum in nursery - kindergarten

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child's unique abilities are encouraged.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Good Counsel School is a caring community of faith where teachers, parents and students have a commitment to Christian values of responsibility, respect and service to others.
We are a wonderful support network for all families.

A Typical Day

Children in kindergarten have daily specials, including computers, art, library and physical fitness.
Sample schedule:
8:30 - 9 a.m. Monthly calendar, morning message, prayers
9 - 10 a.m. Language arts
10 - 10:30 Snack, socialization
10:30 - 11:10 Math
11:10 - 11:30 Penmanship
11:30 - 12 Religion
12- 1 p.m. Lunch/Recess outdoors
1 - 1:20 p.m. Quiet time
1:20 - 1:50 Journals
1:50 - 2:25 Learning Centers
2:25- 2:45 Science/Social Studies/Music
2:45 - 3 p.m. Dismissal
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Aftercare

Our nursery program for 3-year-olds has a set curriculum, as does our 4-year-old pre-K program. We emphasize Christian concepts of love and respect for one another as well as academics, physical fitness and socialization.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Our Parent Teacher Association is very active. Parents are encouraged to get involved in helping support our school in a variety of ways.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

Our experienced teachers and staff are well-equipped to handle any separation issues. We have very little turnover, most teachers have more than 10 years experience.