The Kindergarten Program at RBS is well structured and emphasizes readiness and a hands-on approach to academic subjects. The curriculum is presented from a Christian perspective.

In addition:

  • Your child will learn to assume personal responsibility in an environment of loving discipline.
  • You and your child can develop an individual and personal relationship with your child’s teacher.
  • Your child will be challenged to develop a high moral value system through the character-building curriculum.
  • Classrooms are self-contained with a ratio of one teacher to approximately 20 students.
  • Your child will be in a traditional classroom for strong, well-rounded academic instruction in subjects such as Bible, letters and sounds, beginning reading, numbers, penmanship, heritage studies and science. The 5-year-old students will also have extracurricular classes taught by professional specialists.
  • Your child must be 5 years old by August 31 to qualify for enrollment. Testing is required for admittance.

Bible: Chronological and topical study of the Old and New Testaments. Units include lessons on the Bible—creation; the lives of Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses through Jonah, and the life of Christ, with special units on prayer, missions (Paul) and Thanksgiving. Bob Jones, Publisher

Comprehension:

A: Reading pictures—listening comprehension: literal, interpretive, critical and appreciative—perceiving concepts: beginning/end, first/second/last, hard/soft, fast/slow, left/right, small/medium/large, over/under—sequencing. 

B: Continues picture reading and listening comprehension—predicting outcomes—answering questions after silent reading—comparing—sequencing events—following directions—perceiving concepts: up/down, high/low, in/out.

C: Strengthens skills of Beginnings A and B—drawing conclusions—developing vocabulary—perceiving relationships: outside/inside—distinguishing reality from fantasy. Bob Jones, Publisher

Reading:

A: Print awareness—left to right progression—visual discrimination—alphabet recognition lowercase letters—visual memory—reasoning—classifying—seriating—sequencing—size and space relationships—rhyming and awareness of author.

B: Strengthening of the skills in Beginnings A, alphabet recognition uppercase letters—beginning to read one-vowel words.

C: Strengthening of the skills in Beginnings A and B—beginning to read two-vowel words. Bob Jones, Publisher

Handwriting: Recognize shapes—recognizing and writing letters and numerals—learning to and using a model as a reference. Zaner Bloser, Publisher

Math: Recognition 0-100—writing 0-50—ordinals: first-tenth—first, next, last—counting to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s—counting on—counting 1 more, 2 more, 1 less, etc.—Addition readiness 0-10—equation—vertical form—Subtraction readiness 0-10—equation—vertical form—take-away—comparison—Multiplication readiness—doubling—Division readiness—sharing—measuring—Algebra readiness – equation—Fractions – halves of objects—halves of sets—equal parts—Geometry – shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle—solid figures: sphere, rectangular solid, cylinder, cone—spatial relationships: top, middle, bottom; left, right—over, under—inside, outside; on, off—front, back; patterns—Estimation – numbers, length; non-standard units—Measurement – size—length: nonstandard units: inch—weight: pound—capacity: cup, quart, gallon, liter—time: to the hour—calendar: days, weeks, months, year—money: penny, nickel, dime—Problem solving – following directions—counting to answer everyday questions—classifying logic—pictograph—bar graph—estimation—Computer – readiness—numerical recognition. Bob Jones, Publisher

Science: Appreciating God’s creation—developing a curious attitude toward things we observe: weather, rocks, oceans, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals (tame & wild, camouflage, etc.)—our senses, light and shadows—things that float/sink. Bob Jones, Publisher

Heritage Studies: Awareness of human diversity—perceiving time relationships, past and present—awareness of the purpose of books—transportation (i.e., airplanes and ferry boats). Bob Jones, Publisher