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Kindergarten at St. Margaret School

Welcome to Kindergarten at St. Margaret School, where we ignite a passion for learning and lay the foundation for academic success in a nurturing and dynamic environment. Our comprehensive approach to education incorporates a variety of strategies and projects to engage young minds and foster a love for learning. From analyzing and interpreting to writing and critical thinking, students are actively involved in their educational journey from day one.

In our kindergarten program students embark on a journey of academic exploration through a wide range of activities and projects. Special activities such as creating stories, poems, and dioramas, along with book reports, essays, and dramatizations, allow students to express themselves creatively while honing their language and literacy skills.

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As students progress through Kindergarten, their knowledge and skills become increasingly sophisticated, preparing them for success in higher grades. Our curriculum is designed to challenge and support students at every stage of their educational journey, ensuring they are well-prepared for the academic rigors ahead.

We invite you to join us on this journey and experience the transformative power of education in a supportive and caring community.

Kindergarten By The Numbers

Student to Teacher Ratio in Kindergarten

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Total Number of Students in the Elementary School

Kindergarten Overview

At St. Margaret School, we lay the groundwork for success in Elementary School by providing a rich and engaging educational experience that nurtures the development of essential skills and knowledge. Through a variety of innovative strategies and projects, including analyzing, writing, performing, and critical thinking, students are actively involved in their learning journey from the outset. Our dedicated team of teachers, supplemented by specialized instructors in art, music, library, technology, and physical education, ensures that students receive a well-rounded education that extends beyond the traditional classroom setting. In language arts, students progress from mastering basic writing skills to expressing themselves fluently and confidently, while in math, they develop a strong foundation in number sense and problem-solving. With each passing grade, students’ knowledge and skills continue to grow and evolve, preparing them for the academic challenges that lie ahead in Elementary School and beyond.

FAQs about Elementary School

Daily Schedule

PreK 3 hours are from 8 to 11:30 am.

Table Activities
Morning Circle & Everyday Literacy
Literacy Centers & Religion
BEAR Time & Share Time
Snack and Recess

Student Activities
  • Sports:
    • Basketball- boys and girls
    • Soccer – boys and girls
  • Chorus
  • Band beginning in grade 4
  • 5th grade Student Ambassadors

Subject Areas

At St. Margaret School, our Kindergarten curriculum focuses on building a strong foundation in core subjects while providing exposure to a variety of enriching experiences.

In Religion, students learn about important values, beliefs, and stories in the Catholic faith, fostering spiritual growth. Mathematics instruction emphasizes basic numeracy skills, such as counting, addition, and subtraction, laying the groundwork for future mathematical concepts. English Language Arts instruction includes activities to develop reading, writing, and communication skills, promoting literacy and language development.

In addition to these core subjects, students also benefit from instruction in Science, exploring the natural world through hands-on experiments and observation, and Social Studies, learning about communities, cultures, and basic geography. Other important subjects in our curriculum include Instructional Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education/Health, and World Languages, providing students with a well-rounded education that promotes academic excellence and personal growth.


“Bringing Good News” is the Archdiocese of Baltimore Religion Curriculum for Elementary Schools. This standards-based curriculum serves as a guide, a road map for both teachers and students as they embark on a journey, which will provide them with the knowledge and understanding of the faith as witnessed in the teachings and the traditions of the Catholic Church. The curriculum is built on the Six Tasks of Catechesis: Promoting Knowledge of the Faith; Liturgical Education; Moral Formation; Teaching to Pray; Education for Community Life; and Missionary Initiation, and is aligned with the Assessment of Catholic Religious Education (IFG: ACRE).

By the completion of kindergarten, students will master a variety of skills, including:

  • Communicate that God is Trinitarian by demonstrating the Sign of the Cross.
  • State that God made us to know, love, and serve Him and always be happy with Him.
  • Understand that God is always available to us in prayer, even when we are afraid.
  • Understand that God has entrusted all human beings responsible for the world and its creatures.
  • Begin to memorize and pray those prayers from the Catholic tradition, including the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.
  • Identify the church as a sacred place where the people of God gather to pray and worship God.
  • Understand that our actions and words in every life situation should reflect that we are followers of Jesus.

The curriculum for all elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore includes the following units:

  • Counting and Cardinality
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Measurement and Data
  • Numbers and Operations in Base Ten
  • Geometry
  • Numbers and Operations

Catholic educators never forget that our schools exist to bring our students to Christ. By continuing to implement new standards that are challenging, we work to fulfill the promise of quality Catholic education that educates the whole child, both mind and soul.

By the completion of kindergarten, students will master a variety of skills, including:

  • Know number names and the count sequence.
  • Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
  • Describe and compare measurable attributes.
  • Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category.
  • Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.
English Language Arts

The English Language Arts Curriculum for the Archdiocese of Baltimore is designed using the Catholic, College, and Career Ready clusters as its foundation. Through literature, this course of study fosters students’ Catholic identity, shaping them to be models of Christian living for others. This curriculum is fully integrated with our Catholic faith. We provide students with a curriculum that is rigorous and rich in literature, oral and written language, grammar, writing, vocabulary, informational literature, and multimedia/technology.

By the completion of kindergarten, students will master a variety of skills, including:

  • Making connections to the text.
  • Greater emphasis on the writing process.
  • Memorizes and recites address, phone number, and birthday.
  • Fine motor control in order to draw, color, and print.
  • Ability to hold pencil and crayon properly, control pencil and crayon and scissors, and color within boundaries.
  • Ability to sit properly and hold the paper in the correct position for writing.
Additional Subject Areas

The following subject areas are currently under revision across the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Please contact the school directly if you would like more information regarding these standards and essential skills.

  • Science
  • Instructional Technology
  • Social Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Physical Education/Health
  • World Languages

Ready to Learn More About Our Catholic Kindergarten in Bel Air, MD?

Experience the outstanding educational opportunities offered by St. Margaret School’s Kindergarten Program! Reach out to us with any questions or to arrange a personalized tour, and discover the unique benefits of a Catholic education tailored to support your child’s growth and development. Explore our comprehensive curriculum, which seamlessly integrates technology and offers vibrant arts and music programs, invigorating athletic activities, and a diverse range of engaging clubs and extracurriculars. Join us in creating a holistic educational experience for your child at St. Margaret School, where excellence thrives within a supportive Catholic community!

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Located in Bel Air, Maryland St. Margaret School is a private Catholic School for students in PreK-3 through 8th Grade. To learn more about our school community and the admissions process we encourage you to contact our Admissions team today.

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