Calvary Nursery School
Play is the work of childhood
At Calvary, we offer a hands-on, integrated teaching approach where learning doesn’t take place in one lesson, but rather throughout the day and in everything we do. While letter and number sense is most important, we believe that learning them doesn’t have to be via worksheets. Learning the basics is more concretely absorbed through our daily rhythm, like counting how many times we ring the morning bell or how many friends are sitting in the circle.
We focus on creating an awareness of and an appreciation for, the natural world and our role within it. We cultivate kindness and mindfulness, and empower children by celebrating each child's unique strengths. Our teachers value and follow children’s natural pull towards play by providing purposeful material that allows for exploration and self discovery. We believe that learning and playing are intertwined, and that “play is the work of childhood” ~Jean Piaget. Our annual traditions create a culture in which each family becomes a part of the Calvary Family; taking great pride in our little school by the sea.
"Since starting Calvary, my children have developed an increase in their joyful curiosity about learning through play. With warm, engaged teachers they belong to a school community that encourages meaningful relationships. They can’t wait to get to school and once I pick them up— they talk happily about their school day, their friends and their teachers."
— CNS Parent