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Barbara Evangelist, Principal

27 Geranium Ave. East, Saint Paul, MN 55117

(651) 293-8795 | Get Directions

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360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

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Pre-Kindergarten

  • Pre-Kindergarten Program at
    St. Paul Music Academy
    A Great Start for a Lifetime of Learning!

     

    ST. PAUL MUSIC ACADEMY OFFERS FULL DAY PRE-KINDERGARTEN!

     

    The Pre-Kindergarten Program provides a solid learning environment for children the year before kindergarten to prepare them for school success. The SPPS Pre-Kindergarten Program is rooted in a deep commitment to standards-based education to provide our learners with a strong academic foundation.  

    General Schedule
    Full day schedule:  8:30-3:00


    St. Paul Music Academy has two Pre-Kindergarten classrooms.  Each classroom has 20 children with a full time teacher and a teaching assistant.

     

    A Day in Pre-Kindergarten   

    Ease Into the Day - The teachers create a warm & welcoming environment by checking in with the children as they enter the classroom. During this time the children sign-in on the white board and join their friends for breakfast in the classroom and independent reading.

    Morning/Afternoon Meeting - The class comes together in a circle and the meeting begins with a greeting and a daily message.  We also read a story and focus on a daily lesson and basic skills during this time. 

    Small Group Activities - Small group activities are planned and may extend the daily lesson, teach a new concept, or allow children to practice skills at their level.  Small group activities are interactive with children cooperating, problem solving, and learning together with a teacher’s guidance.

    Active Learning – During this time children explore different learning centers in the classroom and engage in fun and meaningful activities that allow them to practice the skills they are learning.

    Arts and Science – At Saint Paul Music Academy we have set aside a time to focus on Arts and Science.  Jean Schow, our Pre-kindergarten Arts and Science Specialist explores music, movement, visual art and science activities in an exploratory way for children.

    Regroup to Revisit – At the end of the day, the children and teachers come together to reflect on our learning and prepare for the next day.

    Curriculum Components
    Discovering Our World, the Pre-Kindergarten Program Curriculum
    Everyday Math

    Instructional Strategies
    Sign-In * Greeting * Read Aloud * Independent Reading
    Shared Reading *Interactive Writing * Small Groups *Active Learning

    Unique School Feature
    Each PreKindergarten student will receive weekly violin instruction!

    Feel free to contact Barbara Evangelist (Principal) at Barbara.Evangelist@spps.org  to answer any of your questions about Saint Paul Music Academy Pre-Kindergarten!

    For more information about Saint Paul Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten Program, please visit www.pre-k.spps.org.

    To apply, call the Saint Paul Student Placement Center at (651) 632-3760 for an application and information about the enrollment process.

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