Bell's School was founded on the principle that children do not develop skills at the same rate. Therefore, individualized teaching is a necessity. Each child is encouraged to develop at his or her own speed. Our programs are designed to maintain the natural love of learning born in every child. Group work allows flexibility for individual preference and creativity. 
 

OUR CURRICULUM

Our developmentally appropriate curriculum has opportunities for children to grow at their own speed through stretch activities that are challenging but do-able. Teachers look for continuing opportunities to foster self-esteem in every child. When the teacher respects and listens to the child, the child builds the self-confidence and self-respect which are the foundation for social interaction and persistence in the face of setbacks and optimism. 
CLASSROOMS

Our classrooms are set up to provide opportunities for children to use their thinking and problem-solving skills to make decisions for themselves.

CURRICULUM

We follow the Bank Street Curriculum which allows flexibility for both teacher and student. As part of that we track the development of each student through a portfolio gathered by their teachers. 

NEWSLETTERS

Parents are informed of classroom activities, learning units and what to expect in the week ahead through weekly newsletters from the teachers.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Developed over the past 40 years, Bell's School combines our preferred philosophies to form the core of our approach to daily learning. Music, developmentally appropriate art, physical activity and problem solving are interwoven into a literature-rich curriculum which guides children in these most important years of brain development. 
 

Bell's School

for people under six

CURRICULUM

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PHILOSOPHY

Bell's School

for people under six