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The Grove School

6800 Independence Pkwy
Plano, TX 75023

Phone:
(972) 618-3523

Website:

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We are a small preschool serving children ages 18 months through pre-K. Our focus is "healthy mind, healthy body, and healthy planet". We weave these concepts into our structured academic program. Our students grow their own vegetables and eat healthy and organic foods. Our building is eco-friendly, and our students are taught the concepts of sustainability and environmental responsibility. Come see what makes the Grove School unique!

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We are a child-centered program that does not follow one particular method of learning. Our certified teachers are knowledgable about several tyes of teaching techniques, and they use what work best for each student in any given situation.

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 We have smartboards in the classrooms and touch screen computers for the children to use.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Healthy mind, healthy body, and healthy planet"

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Teachers communicate regularly through e-mail and personal contact. We also have a website www.groveschool.com where teachers can blog updates about what is going on at school. Our Facebook page is another means of communication.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • 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:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions

Handling Separation: From the Director

We offer free acclimation days for parents and children who are making a decision about our school. We have a variety of schedule options for families who want to start part time and then transition into a full time program.