We offer a variety of programs for each age level from 12-months old through Kindergarten as well as afternoon enrichment programs. All of our classes have two experienced teachers providing a low teacher to student ratio with an average ratio of 1:5.
2023-2024 Program Offerings and Tuition:
This program is designed for the 12-18-month-old toddler. It is a fun introduction to socialization and language skills, music, story time, art experiences, and outside play. Parents/caregivers share questions and enjoy interacting together as they watch the children develop and grow.
Wednesday or Friday, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Little Lambs Tuition: $1,570
This class affords older toddlers (18-23 months) experiences which promote socialization and development of language skills. It provides the children the opportunity to explore activities in music, art, story time, and outside play. Parents/caregivers enjoy observing the children’s growth throughout the year, as well as participating in discussions about child development.
Monday 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Busy Bears Tuition: $1,570
The J2s program is designed for children who turn 2 years old by December 31. During the Fall Semester, children and their parents/caregivers attend one class per week that follows the style of the Busy Bears program. Beginning in January, children attend class two mornings a week independently. J2s provides an opportunity for children to attend school by themselves and helps to further their socialization skills while building and fostering independence.
Tuesday, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Student attends class one morning per week with parent/caregiver.
January - May:
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Student attends class independently two mornings per week.
J2s Tuition: $2,620
Developing speech and socialization skills while establishing a unique identity through play, exploration, and pretending in a a nurturing and supportive school environment is the work of the two-year-old. Language skills are developed through finger plays, simple songs, and poems while stories and creative projects allow them to use listening and fine-motor skills. Classroom activities and exploration encourage the transition from solitary to parallel play and nurture imaginations as the children grow towards independence.
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Two-Day 2s Tuition: $3,340
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Three-Day 2s Tuition: $4,450
The three-year-old program offers children the opportunity to learn through active, playful involvement while promoting academic readiness skills, socialization, creativity, and the idea that learning can be fun. Using a thematic approach, the three year-old classes explore topics relevant to the world around them.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Three-Day 3s Tuition: $4,650
Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Open to three-year-olds who are ready for a five-day school experience.
Five-Day 3s Tuition: $6,680
The pre-k program integrates a curriculum designed to enhance the development of the whole child with an emphasis on individual needs. Readiness skills, creativity, socialization, and imagination are emphasized using games, social studies, science explorations, and additional activities that encourage visual and auditory perception and discrimination. The academic focus on letter recognition and the alphabetic principle comes to life through Letter of the Week studies and activities.
Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Pre-K Tuition: $6,680
Extended Pre-Kindergarten, Four-Year-Olds:
The extended pre-k program follows the same curriculum as the morning pre-k program. Additional science, technology, drama, and foreign language skills are introduced and expanded upon during the three afternoon sessions of the extended pre-k program.
Monday & Friday, 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Extended Pre-K Tuition: $9,410
The kindergarten program emphasizes reading readiness, phonics, and mathematics in preparation for a first grade or pre-first experience. Academics and a sense of order blend with spontaneity, creativity, and fun! Engaging classroom activities foster a love of school while providing fundamental building blocks for future learning. Opportunities for cooperative and dramatic play encourage the development of the imagination and promote flexibility and critical thinking skills. Our 6:1 student to teacher ratio helps to build confident and independent learners through this foundational year.
Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kindergarten Tuition: $9,890
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"Good Shepherd School has been an important part of my family's life for the past 9 years. All three of my children have benefited from the nurturing, supportive environment - and they thrived as a result. Trevor, Emma and Drew established a true love of learning while at GSS and they were more than prepared when it was time to move on to elementary school. The teachers and staff are incredible and make the school a truly special place - not just for the kids, but for the parents too." – Karin L.