Academics
Lower School | PK - 3rd Grade

Kindergarten & Grade 1

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  • Enrolling At Age Five

    Learning Through Playful Inquiry
Kindergarten serves as the bridge between Maumee Valley's Early Learning Center and the Lower School. We believe learning through playful inquiry is the foundation for intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth. Play-based learning allows children to engage their minds, organize their thoughts, and store information using all of their senses.

Teachers capitalize on the curiosity and enthusiasm of our young learners. The Early Learning Center's blended program of play-based learning and Forest School inspired teaching encourages students to learn best by doing. Students are provided with the skills, tools, materials, and attention they need to experience, explore, and experiment with their surroundings. Teachers assist them in planning, organizing, and discussing observations of the world around them.

Kindergarten students at Maumee Valley learn how to think deeply, ask questions, and listen to ideas. Maumee Valley's 75-acre campus allows teachers to take learning outside. Students can be found strengthening fine and gross motor muscles and social-emotional skills through climbing, building, digging, working together, and problem-solving in the forest. The outside is also often brought into the classroom to incorporate nature in play-based learning activities. Students sort rock, count acorns, order sticks from shortest to longest, and make letters and write words using materials found in nature. At Maumee Valley, we are not afraid to get dirty while learning.

Our Kindergarten Facility Features:

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  • Two classrooms with one teacher each room

  • Indoor and outdoor learning environments

  • Access to additional learning areas: art, music, P.E., Spanish, and library

  • Hot and cold lunch menu selections

  • Two snacks each day: one provided and one from home

  • Fall and spring semester after school clubs

  • Jr Hawks cross country and soccer

  • Extended Time Care (ETC) available: 7:30-8:00 am and 3:00-6:00 pm

The Lower School's mission is to provide an environment that encourages independence while valuing the time and development of individual children. Children construct their own knowledge through flexible instruction, child-initiated play, and the process of learning how to learn. We are a diverse community that fosters mutual respect and social responsibility, enhanced by a strong partnership between home and school.

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Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only age 3 - 12th grade accredited, co-educational, independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.