The Winchester School is a gem in Early Childhood Education.

We offer a distinctive pre-school program for 3 and 4 year-olds and a solid educational foundation for pupils in the primary grades.

We complement our academic preparation with fun activities and events offered mostly at the school, or, with our families' support, in our immediate vicinity with the objective of creating a family-like environment where our students will flourish and learn to love the world.

Winchester School's Core

Make the difference         At the Winchester School, we have developed our academic program with five priorities in mind:

Intellectual  Development

Our instructional program revolves around eight basic categories: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, Spanish, art, music and physical education. In each of these areas, we teach a sequentially organized curriculum which is age-appropriate. Our main objective is to encourage and challenge our children along an individual learning path which will serve as a foundation for the intellectual growth of each child.

Social  Development

At Winchester, we strive to create a social environment which is an accepting, warm and comfortable place for children from diverse backgrounds to be a part of. Our objective is to help children accept and respect the differences in people, learn to share with others, form happy friendships with one another and generally develop an awareness of what it means to be a positive member of a group.

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Winchester School's Program

The Winchester School has a distinctively different organizational class set-up: namely, a rotational system through six centers, in different rooms, with different teachers.

All of our students, except for children in the Pre-K3 program who follow an age and developmentally appropriate program under the guidance of a lead teacher in their own room, rotate through different learning centers throughout the school day.

The learning centers include:

  • language arts
  • mathematics
  • science and social studies
  • Spanish
  • art and music
  • physical education and outdoor play

Ms Melissa's Class

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Winchester School's Schedule

The instructional school schedule varies depending on the program your child is enrolled in. 

  • For children enrolled in the Pre-K3 class, the day starts at 8:45 am and runs through 12:00 noon, followed by nap time.
  • For children enrolled in Pre-K4 and kindergarten through second grade classes, the day starts at 8:45 am and runs through 3:00 pm.

Before and after-school care are available for all full-time students, beginning at 7:30 am and extending until 6:00 pm.

 

The Winchester calendar exceeds the Maryland State Board of Education minimum daily requirement of 170 instructional days.

A complete list of holidays and other important dates are included on the school calendar listed below: 

September 3, 2019 - First Day of School
September 20 - Back-to-School Night
September 27 - Hearing & Vision Screening (optional)
October 4 - International Dinner
November 8 - School Picture Day
November 11 - Parent Teacher Conferences for Pre-K3 & Prek-K4
November 12 - Students' Early Release 7:30a-12:30p
                            Staff Training Day
November 27-29 - Thanksgiving (school closed)
December 4 - Founder's Day (Book Drive for School Library)
December 23 - January 1 - Winter Break (school closed)
January 17 - Staff Training Day (school closed)
January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (school closed)
January 31 - Parent/Teacher Conferences for K & 1st
                             School open for students
February 17 - President’s Day (school closed)
April 3 - Parent Teacher Conferences for Pre-K3 & Prek-K4
                            Staff Training Day (school closed)
April 6 -13 - Spring Break (school closed)
May 25 - Memorial Day (school closed)
May 29 - Field Day (rain date: Monday June 1)
June 10 - Last Day of School for Students
June 15 - First Day of Summer Camp
July 3 - Independence Day observed (summer camp closed)
August 21 - Last Day of Summer Camp
September 8, 2020 - First Day of School