We realize that choosing a school is one of the most important
decisions a parent makes in shaping a child’s life, and we are here
to assist you in any way we can. To see our school in full swing,
we highly recommend a visit. We host a series of Tea & Play
are also happy to take you on an individual tour. Please contact
Jane Ried, Admissions Director at (716) 655-2029, ext. 106, or via
Early Childhood Age Guidelines
Parent-Toddler: infant to age 4
Nursery: 3 - 4 years old
Kindergarten: 4 - 6 years old
First Grade Readiness
Children do best in our academic environment when they are
developmentally ready. Key aspects of readiness for our First
Grade include reaching approximately age six and a half, beginning
to lose baby teeth, and other growth signs.
In determining readiness, we administer a First Grade Readiness
Assessment, and also consult with our Educational Support Team
and the Kindergarten and First Grade teachers.
This assessment is not a measure of skills or a test of knowledge;
rather, through games, drawings and other activities (such as
skipping, jumping rope, playing catch, etc.), we look at
developmental markers indicating a child’s readiness for learning.
The ability to wait, watch, listen and follow, laterality (patterns of
hand, foot, eye and ear use), and retention of early childhood
reflexes are among the areas of development we observe.