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24 Brookline Avenue, Nutley, NJ 07110

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Good Shepherd
       Academy

"We give our children two things; One is roots, the other is wings"

 
Academics
Preschool Program
Kindergarten
Elementary School 1-4
Middle School 5-8
STEM Program
MAP Growth Testing
Inclusive Philosophy and Services
School Counseling and Advocacy
Anti-Bullying Day
Technology
Gifted and Talented Education
Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten Program focuses on building faith, independence, respect for others and developing a sense of responsibility within each child.  Our curriculum strives to build skills in all academic and social areas.  Our full day program provides our students with learning experiences that help to develop their basic skills which are the structural foundation necessary for success in the years to come. 

Students will listen to stories, sing songs, pray and participate in cooperative learning activities which address the needs of the whole child – socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically and spiritually.  In addition, they enjoy weekly specials which include: computers, Spanish, music, gym, art, and library.

Our Language and Reading program, Super Kids, will strengthen letter recognition, numbers and writing skills. Students will focus on print, book and phonemic awareness. They learn to read via pre-decodable books which combine sight words and pictures. Their reading ability advances as they gain a sight word vocabulary, learn to decode words phonetically and strengthen their reading comprehension. Writing begins in Kindergarten with our students learning what a sentence is, punctuation and how to write one.

Our math program, Progress in Math, utilizes a variety of manipulatives and visual activities. Our students advance their math skills through the use of a smart board, games, and workbooks.   

Our Social Studies program, Studies Weekly, focuses on geography, map reading and learning about people and cultures of various regions. We study special holidays and cultural events.  Scholastic Newspapers, art and smart board activities are utilized.  Families are also an important topic in Kindergarten studies.  The children discuss and compare and contrast their families to families around the world.

Our science program includes many hands-on experiments in physical, biological, earth and space studies.
Finally, we strengthen our relationship with faith and life with God.  We experience God’s love and forgiveness daily.  We teach His word and model His behavior.  Children express joy in their worship and value all of God’s creations and creative work.