K-1st Grade

K-1st Grade

Hillsborough Private Schools Preschool K-1st Grade ProgramsHillsborough Private Schools Preschool 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 2022 – 2023
K-1st Grade

Kindergarten ProgramsMonthly 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 ProgramsMonthly 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) OF Hillsborough Private Schools Preschool $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 2022 – 2023

Campus Closed Days | Minimum Days

September 5, 2022Labor Day
November 11, 2022Veterans Day
November 24-25, 2022Thanksgiving
December 16, 2022Minimum Day
School Closes @ Noon
December 19, 2022 – January 2, 2023Winter Break
January 16, 2023Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 20, 2023Presidents’ Day
March 3, 2023Minimum Day
School Closes @ Noon
May 29, 2023

June 30, 2023

Memorial Day

In-Service Day

July 3, 2023

July 4, 2023

August 31, 2023

September 1, 2023

In-Service Day

Independence Day

In-Service Day

In-Service Day

September 2022:
  • 5 Monday Labor Day – Campus Closed
  • 6 Tuesday Fall Session Begins
October 2022:
  • TBA M-F Healthy Lifestyles Week

  • 31 Monday Halloween Trunk or Treat
November 2022:
  • 11 Friday Veterans Day – Campus Closed
  • 24/25 Thursday/Friday Thanksgiving
December 2022:
  • 16 Friday Minimum Day – School Closes @ Noon
  • Winter Break – Campus Closed:
    Monday, December 19, 2022 –Monday, January 2, 2023
January 2023:
  • 3 Monday School Reconvenes
  • 16 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Campus Closed

SEMI-ANNUAL TUITION & MATERIAL FEES DUE

February 2023:
  • 20 Monday Presidents’ Day – Campus Closed
March 2023:
  • Thursday Read Across America Day
  • 3 Friday Minimum Day – School Closes @Noon
  • 3 Friday Open House 6 pm – 8 pm
April 2023:
  • TBA Monday-Friday Week of the Young Child
  • TBA Friday Family Fun Night 6 pm
May 2023:
  • 29 Monday Memorial Day – Campus Closed
June 2023:
  • TBA Friday School Carnival 6 pm – 8 pm
  • 29 Thursday Last Day of School
  • 30 Friday In-Service Day – Campus Closed
July 2023:
  • 3 Monday In-Service Day – Campus Closed
  • 4 Tuesday Independence Day Observed- Campus Closed
  • 5 Wednesday First Day of Summer Camp
August 2023:
  • 30 Wednesday Last Day of Summer Program
  • 31 Thursday Staff In-Service Day – Closed
September 2023:
  • 1 Friday Staff In-Service Day – Closed