Early Education That Multiplies Potential
PRIMARY GRADES | PRE-K TO 2
Learning to love learning is one of the most important lessons we teach. Our rich curriculum inspires our youngest students to reach beyond academic milestones to cultivate true curiosity. Developing that exploratory mindset involves exposure to experiential learning, language, structured playtime, and visual and performing arts.
Our passionate teachers and teaching assistants are trained in the Orton-Gillingham Classroom Education model. They nurture inquisitive minds based on trusted developmental neuroscience with multisensory techniques like syllable tapping and cursive writing in sand.
Every day starts with a community-building Morning Meeting with all pre-K to second-grade students and teachers. Learning unfolds according to 8-day rotations that integrate a range of subjects, making use of in-classroom iPads, our MakerSpace and the library. And play is powerful, too, so daily recess serves as an outlet for energy.
8-Day Rotations Include:
2-4 sessions each of Spanish, Art, Music, Physical Education, and Library time
One Character Education session focused on this vital element of the Darlington experience
Exploratory sessions to broaden little horizons
Fully integrated STEM activities and a MakerSpace
Annual class musical in which each student has a confidence-building speaking role
Second-grade spring semester String Class
Thank you for your interest in Darlington! We would love to learn more about you and your interests so that our admission team can provide the best possible experience as you explore whether Darlington is the right fit for you. Take a moment to look at our viewbook for a glance at all Darlington has to offer or complete an inquiry form so that a member of our team can follow up with you. We can’t wait to get to know you and your family!