We are excited that you are interested in Smith Mills Preschool & Kindergarten. Smith Mills Preschool is a private school in Dartmouth, Massachusetts and
has been in operation for over 55 years. Our mission is to provide children with a caring and nurturing environment where they can develop a strong foundation for learning.
Our school is an academically based preschool. Our curriculum encompasses the alphabet and numerical recognition, shapes and colors, and lays the foundation for early reading. We use the Handwriting without Tears Program for handwriting, Lucy Calkins Unit of Study for our Literacy component, Envision Math, and EEC Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences. We aligned our curriculum with the Dartmouth Public School system. All this coupled with our certified and experienced teaching teams, makes for a very busy day of learning!
In addition to our academics, we do not lose sight of the fact our students are still children. Throughout our day we offer a variety of "hands on" activities that stimulate play and imagination. This balance promotes opportunities for all types of learners to explore and find success. Additionally, we work with children on understanding the art of sharing, taking turns, and developing the self help skills needed as they mature.
All our preschool programs begin at age 2.9 years where you can choose from 2, 3 or 5 half school day (8:45 - 12pm) options or our new full day option (8:45-2:30pm). We also offer Pre-Kindergarten programs for children 4 years old as of September 1st. Parents have the option of a 4/5 day (Tues- Fri) Half School Day program or a 4/5 day (8:45-2:30pm) Full School Day Program.
In addition to our Preschool Program, Smith Mills offers a FULL DAY Private Kindergarten. Our Kindergarten has been in operation for over 14 years. Smith Mills Kindergarten provides children with a strong foundation of learning. Our low teacher to child ratio provides the one on one direction that kindergarteners need to become confident readers, writers and most importantly LEARNERS!