The early years of a child’s education are incredibly formative. Children experience more growth during this time than any other in their life. At Hope, we aim to make the very most of this precious time – nurturing our children’s development and helping them realize their potential as students, citizens, and members of God’s family.
To ensure the best education possible, our students receive a great deal of individual attention. Class sizes are held around a 12:2 student-teacher ratio. All faculty and staff members of Hope Lutheran School are trained and experienced in early childhood and/or elementary education. Each of our teachers brings a wealth of experience for years of teaching.
Age 2½ – 3
Our preschool program is designed for children to “learn through play.”
The curriculum includes introductions to:
Letters and their sounds, Numbers, Colors, Shapes
Music, Computer, Art, Story time, Selected Bible Stories
Inside and outside play
Pre-Kindergarten is a multi-sensory stimulating experience that challenges its students. The curriculum builds upon the skills introduced in Preschool, with strong emphases on:
Phonics, Math, Handwriting, Science, Social Studies,
and Developing independent working skills and initiative
Kindergarten is designed to be preparatory for children to enter first grade. We meet all of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Standards of Learning.
We use the Beginning to Read, Write, and Listen phonics curriculum.
Our Kindergarten also integrates studies in science, history, computer, art, music, and Spanish into its daily activities. Graduates from this class are well placed and received in public, private, and parochial schools.