Kindergarten and First-Grade Students Share a Mixed-Age Classroom

This program is designed to fully equip students for their elementary years with intensive focus on reading and writing, introduction to technology, and formal Mandarin Chinese and Spanish instruction.

Recognizing the many differences in learning rates and styles, we individualize each child’s school experience for the fullest development of their potential. We embrace the concept of a multi-age community as optimal for academic, social, and emotional learning.

We ignite children’s natural curiosity with activities and lessons that are relevant to their lives.

Transitioning from Montessori Preschool to Elementary School

In kindergarten/1st-grade, classroom management is a hybrid of independent learning mixed with one-on-one, small group, and whole-class instruction. This approach ensures a smooth transition from the Montessori-style preschool classroom to the more scholastically rigorous elementary program. TNCS’s kindergarten program is open to both current students and new enrollees. We welcome children from Baltimore City and beyond.

 Kindergarten CurriculumThe K/1st Curriculum

To support our inquiry-based learning methodology, tools we use in our kindergarten program include:

  • SuccessMaker
  • Singapore Math
  • Montessori Math
  • The Daily 5
  • Units of Study in Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing
  • Junior Great Books
  • Raz Kids
  • Engineering is Elementary

To be accepted into kindergarten, children must be 5 years old by September 1st.