K-1st Grade

K-1st Grade

Hillsborough has been serving families in search of an education that is both unique and dynamic since 1968. We pride ourselves on our individualized approach to teaching the whole child with an emphasis in character education and the arts. Our small class sizes allow for a learning environment that nurtures independent, confident, and critical thinkers as we prepare our
students for tomorrow’s world.

READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS: OPEN COURT

  • Listening and speaking skills
  • Visual and auditory recognition
  • Decoding consonant sounds and spellings
  • Decoding vowel sounds and spellings
  • Blending
  • Appropriate vocabulary for age level
  • Writing letters and beginning sounds
  • Follow words left to right
  • Distinguish letters from words
  • Combine words to create sentences
  • Distinguish and blend consonants, short and long vowel sounds
  • Listen and understand and follow several step oral directions
  • Respond to stories based on themes, characters and settings
  • Step Up To Writing
  • Understand standards of English grammar when writing and speaking
  • Question words
  • Capitalization and punctuation

 

MATHEMATICS: SADLIER-OXFORD

  • Count and write to 100
  • Count backward from 20
  • Concept of numerical order
  • Ability to comprehend simple addition and subtraction facts
  • Recognition of patterns
  • Reasoning ability
  • Classifying and sorting
  • Working with shapes
  • Graphing
  • Measuring
  • Time and money
  • Adding and Subtracting
  • Comparing and ordering
  • Understanding concepts of addition and subtraction
    • + put things together
    • -take something away

SCIENCE: MCGRAW-HILL

  • Life Science – Living Things
    • Animals Two by Two
  • Physical Science
    • Materials in Our World
    • Making Things Move / Forces and Motion
  • Earth Science – Changes to the Environment and Protecting Earth
    • Trees, Weather and the Sun
  • Seek Information through reading, observing, exploring and investigations
  • Emphasis on Science and critical thinking process
  • Appreciation for the environment

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: MCGRAW-HILL

  • Good CitizenWorking Together
  • Our World – Where do we Live
  • Our Country – What does it mean to be American
  • Life Long Ago and Today – How has our World Changed
  • All About Work

 

MUSIC

  • Folk songs / Traditional songs
  • Rhythm and listening skills

 

ART

  • Varied activities that connect to the seasons/months/curriculum
  • Famous Artist Activity

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Wide variety of large muscle experiences using balls, hoops, bean bags, etc.
  • Warm-up activities
  • Group games/Team games
  • Skill and coordination development

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE – SPANISH

  • Vocabulary that includes: shapes, colors, family members, fruits, vegetables and animals
  • Letter recognition A-Z and Numbers 0-20
  • Continuous review and foundation building throughout the week
  • Students will sing songs and play games in order to reinforce the concepts that they are working on

 

TECHNOLOGY

  • SMARTBOARD: interactive learning for lesson delivery and assessments, collaborative experiences and assignments as well as fun and interactive games

LANGUAGE ARTS AND LITERACY

  • Phonics, word attack skills
  • Fluency, expression and comprehension
  • Introduction to dictionary skills
  • Identify words/phrases in stories/poetry that suggest feelings/senses
  • To describe key ideas through illustrations or text
  • Distinguish between information provided by pictures and by words
  • Identify who is telling the story at varies points in a text
  • Vocabulary / Spelling lists
  • English grammar and usage when writing and speaking
  • Creative writing
  • Write opinion pieces
  • Ask and answer questions to get more information
  • Penmanship
  • Journal writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Step Up To Writing

 

MATHEMATICS

  • Understand and use numbers up to 100
  • Demonstrate the meaning of addition / subtraction and use to solve problems
  • Geometric shapes
  • Graphs and charts
  • Time
  • Money
  • Fractions
  • Word problems
  • Estimation strategies
  • Problem solving with numbers that use ones, tens, and hundreds places
  • Probability
  • Data analysis
  • Measurement
  • Speed drills
  • Algebraic reasoning
  • Make decisions about how to set up a problem
  • Solve problems and justify reasoning

 

SCIENCE

  • Life Science: Plants and Animals
  • Earth Science: Air and Weather
  • Physical Science: Solids and Liquids
  • Seek information through reading, observing, exploring and investigations
  • Emphasis on Science and critical thinking processes
  • Appreciation for the environment

 

SOCIAL STUDIES – PEOPLE AND NEIGHBORHOODS

  • Communities
  • Life today and long ago
  • Wants and needs
  • Places and maps
  • Our Country – special holidays and Americans
  • Awareness of the earth – landforms, bodies of water, natural resources
  • History
  • Government

 

ART

  • Varied activities that connect to the seasons/months/curriculum
  • Famous Artist activities

 

MUSIC

  • Folk songs / Traditional songs
  • Rhythm and listening skills

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Variety of large muscle experiences using balls, bikes, playground equipment
  • Warm-up activities
  • Group games/Team games
  • Skill and coordination development

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  • Vocabulary that includes: shapes, colors, family members, fruits, vegetables and animals
  • Letter recognition A-Z
  • Numbers 0-20
  • Continuous review and foundation building throughout the week
  • Students will sing songs and play games in order to reinforce the concepts that they are working on

 

TECHNOLOGY

  • SMARTBOARD: interactive learning for lesson delivery and assessments, collaborative experiences and assignments as well as fun and interactive games

Tuition Schedule 2021 – 2022
K-1st Grade

Kindergarten Programs Monthly Tuition
Kindergarten Only
pick up 2 p.m.
$720
Kindergarten + Full Day Daycare
pick up by 3 :30 p.m.
$820
Kindergarten + Extended Day Daycare
pick up by 6:00 p.m.
$920

 

Kindergarteners must be 5 years old by September 1st.

First Grade Programs Monthly Tuition
First Grade Only
pick up 2:30 p.m.
$740
First Grade + Full Day Daycare
pick up by 3 :30 p.m.
$840
First Grade+ Extended Day Daycare
pick up by 6:00 p.m.
$940

Enrollment and Registration Fees (Non-refundable)

  • $150 – Enrollment fee is due upon enrollment. This is a one time fee for new students only.
  • $300 – Registration fee is due upon enrollment. This is an annual fee due each spring for the next school year.
  • $100 – Registration discount per additional sibling.

Material Fee (Non-refundable)

$200 – per semester. Fall semester is due August 1st. Spring semester is due February 1st.

Tuition Discount

15% monthly tuition discount for each additional sibling (discount is deducted from the child with the lesser tuition).

Due Dates and Fees

Tuition is due on the first of each month. There will be a 10% late fee added on any unpaid balance on the 6th of each month, if payment is not received within this grace period. If checks are returned from the bank, a $25.00 charge will
be assessed.

Kindergarten / First Grade
Academic Calendar 2021 – 2022

Campus Closed Days | Minimum Days

September 6, 2021 Labor Day
November 11, 2021 Veterans Day
November 25-26, 2021 Thanksgiving
December 17, 2021 Minimum Day
School Closes @ Noon
December 20, 2021 – December 31, 2021 Winter Break
January 17, 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 21, 2022 Presidents’ Day
March 4, 2022 Minimum Day
School Closes @ Noon
May 30, 2022

June 30, 2022

Memorial Day

In-Service Day

July 1, 2022

July 4, 2022

September 1/2, 2022

In-Service Day

Independence Day

In-Service Day

September 2021:
  • 1 Wednesday Fall Semester Begins
  • 6 Monday Labor Day – Campus Closed
October 2021:
  • 29 Friday Halloween Trunk or Treat
November 2021:
  • 11 Thursday Veterans Day – Campus Closed
  • 25/26 Thursday/Friday Thanksgiving
December 2021:
  • 17 Friday Minimum Day – School Closes @ Noon
  • Winter Break – Campus Closed:
    Monday, December 20, 2021 – Friday, December 31, 2021
January 2022:
  • 3 Monday School Reconvenes
  • 17 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Campus Closed

SEMI-ANNUAL TUITION & MATERIAL FEES DUE

February 2022:
  • 21 Monday Presidents’ Day – Campus Closed
March 2022:
  • 4 Friday Minimum Day – School Closes @Noon
  • 4 Friday Open House 6 pm – 8 pm
April 2022:
  • TBA Monday-Friday Week of the Young Child
  • TBA Friday Family Fun Night 6 pm
May 2022:
  • 30 Monday Memorial Day – Campus Closed
June 2022:
  • TBA Friday School Carnival 6 pm – 8 pm
  • 30 Thursday In-Service Day – Campus Closed
July 2022:
  • 1 Friday In-Service Day – Campus Closed
  • 4 Monday Independence Day Observed- Campus Closed
August 2022:
  • 31 Monday Last Day of Summer Program