The goal of The Campbell School’s K1 class is to provide an atmosphere where children are excited about learning and are actively involved in the learning process. Since kindergarten is the beginning of a child’s formal education, our goal is to provide a solid foundation by helping students to develop the knowledge, skills, abilities and values necessary to succeed.
The K1 class provides an environment rich in learning experiences, where children are encouraged to explore and interact with materials and other classmates. Their natural curiosity and eagerness to learn are encouraged and fostered. Activities are based upon the needs and interests of the students as well as a recognition that children develop and learn at different speeds and in different ways. Developmentally appropriate activities with lots of concrete, hands-on materials and experiences allow children to progress at their own pace. An integrated curriculum, where projects and themes based on the children’s interest are woven throughout the language arts, math, science, social studies, music and art content areas, provides an enriching educational experience. Our classroom is a busy, productive and energetic place!
The K1’s’s focus on teamwork and sense of community furthers the children’s social and emotional development. Children test and explore social relationships as they form friendships and learn appropriate ways to interact with peers and adults. Empathy, respect and cooperation are stressed in everyday activities. Children are given responsibility for classroom routines, problem solving and independent work. They develop a sense of independence but also learn to work cooperatively in a group.
As a nervous four year old, I was afraid and hesitant to encounter new experiences. Pre-school was no different. As I clung to my mother’s leg refusing to let her leave me, a kind and patient teacher eased me into the classroom and away from my mother. Through elementary school, middle school, and high school, my mother constantly reminded me of the woman and pre-school that kept me in school. She told me over and over again that I would not have made it to school without her. On my last day of pre-school at The Campbell School, my mom made a promise. She promised that on the day of my high school graduation, I would bring Mrs. Zizza roses to thank her for her patience and effort and for overall keeping me in school. At eighteen years old, a high school graduate, eager to start college in the fall, I walked through the doors of the Campbell School and I gave Mrs. Zizza the roses she deserved. Although I do not have a perfect memory of my pre-school career, I know I would not have completed it had it not been for Mrs. Zizza, Mrs. Campbell, and the Campbell School. Juliann Cosetta Milton High School 2014 / Westfield State University 2018
“I smile everyday as the pack of kids (mine included) race to get in the door of The Campbell School! Not sure you find that everywhere!”
“We loudly and enthusiastically recommend The Campbell School.”
“The teachers go above and beyond to ensure that the children understand the material, feel comfortable within the classroom and leave school feeling cared for each day.”
“I’m never worried when I drop off my child. I enjoy the sense of family at the school. Everyone is always so helpful and willing to listen. We couldn’t have made a better choice.”
“I couldn’t have asked for a better, more stimulating environment.”
“Voted Best School in Milton by readers of The Milton Times, 2009, 2010, 2011.”
“A loving, happy place with a wonderful curriculum.”
“The experience that the teachers bring to the class at The Campbell School in fostering fundamental literacy skills is exceptional.”
“We continue to be grateful and impressed at the strength of the program and the dedication of the faculty in providing our children with such an incredible educational foundation.”
“For the community it creates, for the diverse students and education, for the smile on our sons faces every morning, we LOVE the Campbell School.”