At Cannon School, a strong early childhood education has been a benchmark of our school's philosophy since our founding in 1969. Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten are the foundation of a child's development and help set the stage for all future learning. Knowing this, our approach to these early years is purposeful, thoughtful, child-centered, and research-based.
Nurturing curiosity, cultivating autonomy, inspiring learning, and celebrating each child—
These are the hallmarks of the early childhood experience at Cannon School.
In addition to the standard readiness and entrance evaluations, the following criteria must be met:
- Junior Kindergarten students need to be 4 years old by the first day of school.
- Kindergarten students need to be 5 years old by the first day of school.
- Children must be able to use the bathroom independently before enrolling in Cannon School.
Students work towards becoming self-governing in Junior Kindergarten by progressively becoming more independent when completing workshops.
In kindergarten, we focus and guide students to become confident communicators while being self-reliant and self-governing.