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College Heights Kindergarten

College Heights Kindergarten is a coeducational private Christian school for students in grades Pre-K through Kindergarten.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Small City

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Overview

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College Heights Kindergarten was established in 1954 by Mrs. Oscar Black. It is a board run, not-for- profit school. In 1999 the preschool and kindergarten program was accredited through ACSI accrediting board, becoming one of the first ACSI accredited preschool and kindergartens in New Mexico. Mrs. Black envisioned a school which would help children develop in all aspects of their lives, to become productive citizens and to understand God's love and His rules for living. We believe that real growth can only take place within the bounds of the Truth of Jesus Christ. Therefore, our instruction is centered in and grows out of the Truths of God's Word, the Bible. Parents have the primary responsibility for the training and nurturing of their children, and we do not wish to appropriate that role for ourselves, but rather be an extension of it. We are firmly committed to the belief that God established the family as the main building block of society and must do all we can to nurture it. College Heights Kindergarten is a non-denominational Christian School. The teachers and families come from many different evangelical denominations. All teaching is in accordance with our Statement of Faith as revealed in the Scriptures, and not any one denomination's doctrine.

Curriculum

Our Three-year-old class emphasizes acquiring basic skills that facilitate learning. From simple activities like learning to sit in one spot to more complex activities like learning their letters, our students learn the fundamental skills they will need to succeed in learning. We strive to develop a Godly character through Bible study and memory verses. We help them put these into practice both in their play and work. They thrive in exploring the great world God made through unit studies.

Our Four-year-old class uses hands-on activities to ignite excitement about the world around us. From fun with their letters and sounds to hammering and sawing with Community Helpers, the four-year-old class reminds us how much fun learning can be. They also work on reading skills with phonics, fine motor skills by writing their name and numbers, and gross motor skills in PE. We strive to put our Bible Memory verses into practice, learning to be kind to each other and think of others before ourselves. One of the unique things about our program is its flexibility. We offer three levels of Kinder/ preKinder in addition to our three and four year old preschool classes. Students who miss the August 31st cut-off for kindergarten may be eligible for our Developmental Kindergarten class. All of our classes work on reading, writing and math and do memory work throughout the year.

Our Developmental Kindergarten class does most of the kindergarten work, but at a slower pace. This is a great help students who may be struggling with kindergarten. It also allows those four-year-olds who just miss the cutoff for kindergarten (5 by August 31st) to have more of a challenge than the regular four-year-old preschool class. The Developmental Kindergarten class is designed to allow the teacher to tailor her teaching to the needs of each year's class. They will work on their letters and sounds, phonics-based reading, writing, counting, basic math skills, and enjoying the learning process together. We all work on learning our Bible verses and how the Bible stories we hear each week impact our lives each day. We run and play and enjoy being good friends.

Our Kindergarten classes strive to instill a love of learning in our students, while equipping them with the skills to excel in it. Students will learn reading and writing, math skills (counting, writing & identifying numbers, addition, subtraction), and basic science and social studies. They will explore the world through the year on everything from plants and zoology to American history and government. They develop their large motor skills in PE classes and in active free play outside. Kindergarten students have the privilege of being the "big kids" and learn how to help those around them who need it, whether it's by helping them tie their shoes or learn their Bible verses.

Mission Statement

We believe that all people are created in the image of God, so unlike animals we are able to think, learn, and grow. It is through learning that children develop their whole person - body, soul, and mind. Children are creative beings and must learn to develop their creativity. They, like Jesus, must grow in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and men. (Luke 2:52) However unlike Jesus, all of us - adults and children-- are fallen and sinful, and therefore must learn how to obey and to live in harmony with our fellow men. We believe these specific areas, as listed in Luke 2:52, are ones in which we can help children grow.

Wisdom...In academic areas such as phonics, reading, math, history, Bible, science, arts, music, and Spanish, we strive to develop a child's intellect.

Stature...In structured play such as PE and in unstructured play times, training and opportunity is given to develop large and small muscle coordination.

Favor with God...In Bible studies and monthly character traits, in our conversation and discipline, in our conduct and lifestyles, we strive to grow together in our knowledge of God and our willingness to obey Him.

Favor with Men...In studies of home, community, country, and environment, the children learn the basics of living cooperatively. In our discipline and lifestyles we learn consequences of behaviors. In our interaction with others we learn to be responsible citizens and good leaders.

We believe children learn in many ways, therefore we strive to have a balanced approach to education involving hands-on, play-oriented experiences as well as more traditional academic instruction. We allow opportunities for many types of play, such as: free choice play, directed play, constructive play, fine/gross motor play, dramatic play and games with rules. Through these types of play, as well as through traditional academic instruction, we strive to develop fine motor coordination, listening skills, visual discrimination, mathematical concepts and general knowledge of the world around us.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (575) 522-6922
Email
  office@collegeheightskinder.com

Academics

Academics

Academic Calendar: Year

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 94
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 52
Transitional KG 12
Kindergarten 30

College Heights Kindergarten's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing College Heights Kindergarten's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1
Average Class Size 12
Gender 60% Male / 40% Female
Director   Kari Lines
Director   Cyndy Moon

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