Junior Kindergarten students are encouraged to try different experiences as they build confidence and new skills every day. Our children enjoy exploring the world around them as they practice creative expression, motor development, and independence. We value our community and the bonds we form with each family. We believe in getting to know every student and family to create an extraordinary, joyful, safe, educational experience each day.
Students are also able to take advantage of resources throughout Brookwood’s campus. Notably, they attend enrichment courses in Spanish, Music, Art, Physical Education,STEAM, and Library Science. These enrichment courses foster a life-long love of learning. While Brookwood is proud to be an Apple Distinguished School, we are very conservative with the use of technology in our lower grades. We strive to use technology in age- and developmentally-appropriate ways, therefore you may find limited technology use in our JK, whereas STEAM-based learning is embedded in daily activities. Technology is used in a purposeful manner, to facilitate cross-curricular collaboration on projects such as Robotics.
Beginning with the August 2020 school year, each family will have the option to select the JK programming that is best suited to their child and family lifestyle.
Our traditional JK program begins at 8:00 a.m. with complete curricular instruction, play, and special enrichment courses concluding by 11:45 a.m each day.
For those interested, a full-day option is also available with a 2:50 p.m. pick-up, the same dismissal time as kindergarten through fifth grade. JK students electing to participate in the full day program will enjoy an afternoon will be comprised of lunch, rest, playground time, and an expanded enrichment time focused on fine and gross motor skill development. Full-day JK is priced the same as Brookwood’s kindergarten program.
Families may also continue to enroll their child in the full day program on an as-needed basis to accommodate their personal schedules, with additional childcare available until 6:00 p.m.
Click here for an example of a Day in the Life of a Junior Kindergarten student at Brookwood School.
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.