*Please note that the Toddler, Manatee, and the Dolphin classes are currently wait-listed for the 2017-2018 school year.
*We are adding an Afternoon Class for Toddler/Young Preschoolers! Monday and Wednesday from 1pm-4:30pm, for students under 3 years old, must be 2 by September 1, 2017. Please inquire if you are interested!
- Toddlers - 2 as of September 1 (2 days)
- Manatees - Ages 2.9 years to early 3's (3 days)
- Dolphin - Ages 2.9 years to early 3's (4 or 5 days)
- Whales - 3's to early 4's (4 or 5 days)
- Sea Turtles - 4's to early 5's/Pre-K (4 or 5 days)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 3 Days (Manatee Only)
Tuesday/Thursday - 2 Days (Toddler Only)
Monday/Wednesday - Afternoons 1pm - 4:30pm
The Good Shepherd School curriculum is designed to nurture each child's growth through intentional learning opportunities across all domains. Students of the Good Shepherd School are given the opportunity to work collaboratively and explore friendships. We nurture our students' individual interests with an environment that is both structural and multisensory. The curriculum also supports the social and emotional development of our students by fostering self-confidence and social maturity.
Opening the World of Learning (OWL) is a curriculum that was specifically designed for Pre-K, therefore all of the materials are developmentally appropriate for your child. The lessons focus on language and literacy, while incorporating other subjects such as math, science, and social studies. OWL is exciting for teachers, students and parents, as it provides useful resources for all.
TERC (Technical Education Resource Collaborative) is a math program that teaches children the background of mathematical theories, instead of simply memorizing facts. It also allows teachers to weave in lessons with other academic areas, to ensure higher-level thinking skills. TERC is used by Boston Public Schools, if you choose to send your child to BPS after GSS, they will already be familiar with the program.
Handwriting Without Tears
Handwriting Without Tears is a fine motor skill curriculum developed by occupational therapists. This program breaks down the steps to proper fine motor grips and precision that is developmentally appropriate for each age group, while also teaching skills for school readiness.
morning enrichment activities
For all students with attend GSS on the following days:
- Monday: Chapel with Sister Nancy
- Tuesday: Happy Feet with Coach Carter and Coach Pat
- Wednesday: NEMPAC Music with Miss Susan
- Thursday: Music with Sister Kathleen
afternoon enrichment activities
For students who stay until 3pm on the following days:
- Tuesdays & Thursdays: ABC Spanish in Motion