School Choice at Barnwell Primary School
Barnwell Primary School hosts a Montessori program, which is built around a child's natural desire to learn. The Montessori Philosophy focuses on the development of the whole child. It is based on the concepts developed by the Italian physician and educator, Maria Montessori. The Montessori Education is based on the following elements:
The Purpose of Montessori Education
Child Early Reading Development and Education Program
Barnwell Primary provides a great start for our youngest learners! Our CERDEP program is available for income-eligible children ages four-years-old before September 1. The program is a full-day learning experience that is designed to develop skills necessary for success in Kindergarten. The curriculum is comprehensive with a primary focus on language and literacy, numeracy and social-emotional development. The needs of bilingual, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and preschool children with exceptional needs are met through our inclusive program.
Enrollment packets will be available at the school. All required documents, including proof of residence, an official birth certificate, immunization record, Medicaid card, and income verification must be provided for a student to be considered for enrollment. Enrollment for the 4K Child Development Education Program is non-discriminatory. In the event the number of income-eligible children exceeds the space available, additional children will be placed on a waiting list. All registered students will be baseline-tested using a school readiness screening tool.