SDS launching 2-year-old class this fall

Spartanburg Day School is excited to officially announce a new Discovery Classroom for 2-year-olds beginning this fall.

After a successful pilot year introducing a new entry grade to our play-based preschool program, SDS will moving forward span 2K through 12thgrade beginning with the 2019-20 school year. This unique program sets the stage for learning in a supportive, nurturing environment.

Head of Lower School Ashley Stokes explained that the Discovery Class strikes just the right balance of fun and learning.

"When we first began talking about the addition of a 2-year-old program, we knew we wanted to create the same warm, play-centered environment our preschool currently offers, but for even younger students," Stokes said. "This year, we've truly watched young learners emerge, developing independence and a natural curiosity to learn. They're confident, happy and excited about coming to school every day. We're thrilled to be able to offer this program moving forward."

In Discovery, experienced teachers encourage emerging independence and present opportunities for children to develop as individuals and as part of a group. And, with a low 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio, students are uniquely known and challenged as they develop an early love of learning.

"I believe that every child deserves a place to go to learn and grow while laughing, smiling, exploring and feeling supported and successful," says Discovery Class Teacher Page Birney. "Everyday, these children bring joy to my life and I hope I give them the excitement to continue to learn and challenge themselves."

In the Discovery Class, curiosity is always at the center of learning, whether students are exploring centers in the classroom or outside in the preschool learning cove. Students also participate in enrichment programs during the school day, including art, music, immersion Spanish, physical education and library. Our goal: for students to become "discoverers" who are confident, happy and excited to learn.

The Discovery Class ends its day at noon, but SDS's Extended Day program offers added flexibility for families in need of care until 6 p.m.

Spartanburg Day School is currently accepting applications for the 2-year-old program, but spaces are limited for 2019-20. To learn more, please contact our admissions office: admissions@sdsgriffin.org or 864-582-7539. Or, apply now.

SDS launching 2-year-old class this fall