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Kindergarten Curriculum

Curiosity, Confidence, and a Love of Learning

About Kindergarten at BASIS Charter Schools

Kindergarten at BASIS Charter Schools sets the stage for long-term academic success. Our accelerated and well-rounded kindergarten curriculum is designed to build on your child’s natural curiosity. With two teachers in each kindergarten classroom, our students are never without support. We provide a positive, nurturing learning environment where students are encouraged to explore, question, and discover the world around them.

Start With a Strong Foundation

The lessons learned in kindergarten prepare our students for success as they advance through our K–12 academic program. The BASIS Charter School Curriculum is more accelerated than most, so we focus on making sure our kindergartners are well equipped for the challenges ahead. By the end of the year, our kindergartners have mastered skills that are typically taught in grade 1.

A Day in the Life

Throughout the day, our kindergarten students engage in dynamic, hands-on activities that get them excited about learning. In addition to studying core subjects like Math and Literacy, our full-day kindergartners learn about subjects like Engineering, Visual Arts, Music, and Mandarin during their afternoon enrichment blocks. Students stay active with three recesses and a daily Movement Foundation class.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: A Complete Guide for Parents

Is your child starting kindergarten soon? To help you out as you approach this exciting milestone, we created a free guide specifically for kindergarten families. Learn how to know if your child is ready for kindergarten, how to choose a school, and how to prepare for your child’s first day.

Read the Guide

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BASIS San Antonio North Central kindergartner

BASIS San Antonio North Central kindergarten student

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Kindergarten FAQs

A half-day kindergarten option is offered at many of our Arizona campuses. Half-day kindergarten includes all core classes (Math, Language & Literacy, Civics History/Science) plus a daily Movement class. Students in our full-day kindergarten program also study enrichment subjects such as Music, Art, Theatre, Engineering, and Mandarin. Full day students have lunch and snack breaks throughout the day, as well as three recess blocks. Each program has two teachers in the classroom.

Each kindergarten class has a Lead Kindergarten Teacher who is an expert in early education and a Kindergarten Teaching Fellow who assists with all aspects of lessons and learning. Our Lead Kindergarten Teachers and Teaching Fellows work collaboratively to co-teach all the core subjects. Students in our full-day kindergarten program also meet with Subject Expert Teachers (SETs) for certain enrichment courses.

Kindergarten age requirements vary from state to state.

In Arizona, your child must be 5 years old before September 1 of  the year in which they wish to start kindergarten. If your child does not meet the standard age cutoff but will be turning 5 years old before December 31, you may apply for early kindergarten admission.

In Louisiana, your child must be 5 years old on or before September 30 of the year in which they wish to start kindergarten. Louisiana does not offer early admission for children who do not meet the age cutoff.

BASIS Charter Schools Kindergarten curriculum takes your student’s natural curiosity and throws it into gear. Capitalizing on that need to explore, you will discover their days are filled with activities and academics that surpass what is considered standard education. With full-day (fees may apply) and half-day options, you can also choose a schedule that works for your family.

Imagine your student acquiring language, literacy and math skills while participating in movement classes. Now imagine Mandarin, engineering concepts, and history as a part of that core program. Think about how they could become even more well-rounded as a full-day student with visual and performing arts, and music foundation classes as a complement to their academics.

What could this do for them? Where might they go?

Getting students excited about learning is at the heart of the Kindergarten curriculum, and each of the two classroom teachers will help prepare them for the challenges ahead. Starting them off in a nurturing environment that values learning is the first step.

Find a BASIS Charter School near you!

BASIS San Antonio North Central kindergartner

BASIS San Antonio North Central kindergarten student

What will your kindergartner’s day look like at BASIS Charter Schools?