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St Martin's Lutheran School

606 W 15th St
Austin, TX 78701

Phone:
(512) 476-4037

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

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
  • Manipulatives
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
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 St. Martin's Lutheran School prides itself on our preschool program, which lays the foundation for future learning. Class sizes range from 16 to 18. The study program includes: Reading Readiness (Phonics); Frog Street Press and A Beka curriculum Thematic Unit Studies Learning Centers Story Time Spanish* Music* Physical Education* Art* Computer Skills* *These co-curricular areas are taught by specialty teachers. Christian Education – The Preschool program provides a foundation in Christian Education based on Daily Bible Studies, Memory Verses, Weekly Chapel, and Application to daily life.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

St. Martin's Lutheran School prides itself on our preschool program, which lays the foundation for future learning. Class sizes range from 16 to 18. The study program includes:

Reading Readiness (Phonics); Frog Street Press and A Beka curriculum
Thematic Unit Studies
Learning Centers
Story Time
Spanish*
Music*
Physical Education*
Art*
Computer Skills*

*These co-curricular areas are taught by specialty teachers.
Christian Education – The Preschool program provides a foundation in Christian Education based on Daily Bible Studies, Memory Verses, Weekly Chapel, and Application to daily life.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school