The Coastline kindergarten experience is unique. Students learn to see everything through the focus of loving the Lord. The sound of kindergartners singing often spills into the hallway.
The average class size of 16 allows each student to get individual attention as he or she studies phonics, sight words, math, Bible, science, and social studies.
The kindergarten class starts at 8:05 a.m. and continues until 1:30 p.m. Students arrive, put their homework away, and line up to go to morning chapel, which lasts 20 minutes. After chapel, students learn about days of the week and other calendar items in circle time. This is followed by the reading and writing lesson, and then a less structured time of “learning centers.” Morning recess is from 10:10 to 10:30. After recess, the students have math, Bible, and a social studies or science lesson. The last half hour of the morning is for sharing, music, or art. Overall, a balance of structured time and unstructured time provides just the right setting for the most possible learning. By the end of the kindergarten year, all students are reading.
The transition to 1st grade the following year is smooth because the children already have met the students in older classes during the chapel and morning recess. We love to see the children playing together across grade levels.