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Carlisle School

4705 W. Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209

(214) 351-1833

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We observe each child carefully in order to know his/her strengths and needs and work accordingly with the child. Essentials of reading, writing, and math skills are presented invdividually in accordance with the child's strengths and needs.

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
  • Light boxes
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Concrete instruction in addition and subtraction
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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  • Music appreciation of salient composers from around the world; songs in other languages
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 We are a bilingual school presenting instruction in English and Spanish. Our strong kindergarten includes salient instruction in Geography with foreign lanugage songs and counting games to teach the diverse cultures of the world.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Children take a week's worth of work home on Fridays.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Go on field trips

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Handling Separation: From the Director

Preschool separation is handled on an individual basis.