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Apostles Day School

322 S. MacArthur Boulevard
Coppell, TX 75019

Phone:
(972) 393-0655

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

"Each small class is staffed by a teacher and and assistant." -- Excerpted from school literature

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"To provide an excellent, well-rounded education through the use of a Montessori-Good Shepherd curriculum, by a qualified staff and a rich environment of materials. The school is a ministry of the Church of the Apostles (Episcopal).

"The Montessori classroom is uniquely designed to optimize the child's sensitive years, when he can learn readily by absorbing information from an enriched environment. The child grasps abstract concepts that are first introduced through materials he can manipulate. The child can read, write and calculate in the same natural way he learns to walk and talk because the Montessori classroom invites him to learn according to his own periods of interest and readiness. As the child is guided in the correct use of materials, he learns how to order his inner self, which leads to self-discipline, harmony and a prevailing atmosphere of respect within the class.

"The child maintains his enthusiasm for learning, which is key to being a truly educated person. Parents are encouraged to be active partners in their child's education, at home and at school."

-- Excerpted from school literature

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

"Parent teacher meetings, parents are encouraged to be a part of their children's experience at preschool. Teachers like to visit with you and your children in the home environment before school begins each year. Also there is a brief orientation at the beginning of each year. Daily verbal and written notes."

-- Excerpted from school literature

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • 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
  • Voice Mail
  • 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:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions