The Maumee Valley Kindergarten program builds on student-inquiry and outdoor learning experiences from previous grades. It is also the true beginning of formal literacy and math instruction. Not only do students learn the basics of writing and reading, but they are also taught how to create writing pieces that engage the readers. They learn how to read in a way that informs their thoughts and ideas. Math concepts are introduced in a relevant way that makes sense and empowers students to use what they have learned. As the oldest age group in the Early Learning Center, Kindergarten is ultimately a place where every student is prepared for success in the Lower School. In addition to the homeroom curriculum, Kindergarten students participate in Spanish, art, music, and physical education programs.