We’ve been listening
Parents tell us that they need full day care for their children and full day, consistent care for their little ones. You’ve also told us you would like to see the Elementary School continue into 2nd Grade. Well, Lakeside School is responding to the needs of the community with new programs.
Sprouts: Ages 1 & 2 year olds 5 days a week from 8:30am – 5:00pm
Mixed-Age Kindergarten: Ages 3-6 years old 5 days a week 8:30am – 12:30pm with optional extended day until 2:30 or 5:00pm
Elementary School – Mixed-Age 1st and 2nd Grade: Ages 6-8 years old 5 days a week 8:30am – 2:30pm with optional extended day until 5:00pm.
Mt. Tots – a perennial favorite for parents with young children – Ages birth – 3: with parent/caregiver 1 morning a week 8:30am – 11am
What Does Lakeside Offer?
Lakeside School offers education options in the Champlain Valley and High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains on a working farm. All children’s classes are fully integrated onto the farm with the children working with the animals, planting, and cooking throughout the rhythms of the seasons. Children explore our 213-acres of farm and forest on a daily basis with plenty of time in the natural world as well as artistic, social, and academic content throughout the day.
Our growing Elementary School offers a strong academic foundation without losing the time to experience and explore nature and the farm. Academics are integrated into the farm and forest environment with math happening in collaboration with cooking and planting. Their language arts and science curriculum also tie into the surrounding environment. French class and movement class (gym) take trips to x-country ski at local sugar bushes and learn French vocabulary while sugaring. The Elementary School mixed age classroom provides opportunity for artistic expression and plenty of movement tied to their learning as well as the unique opportunity to work with children of
Come see for yourself.
Our Community Observation Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17th from 8:45-10:30. Visit the classrooms, tour the farm, and have a Q&A session with the teachers. RSVP to Kathleen Morse at 963-7385.
- Lakeside School: 10 Ways to Support (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Lakeside School: The Slow Movement in Education (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Belden Noble Library: Lakeside School Puppet Show (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Lakeside School: Maple Sugaring! (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)