BEE Primary | Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade

Enrolling now for Fall 2022

An altogether different and unique start to elementary education!

KINDERGARTEN | THE LAGOON ROOM

Using our play-based approach, we cover the same learning outcomes as in the public schools. 

Our focus on literacy, STEAM, project work, and social skills development will prepare your child for lifelong learning. The classroom is hands-on, interactive, and focused on authentic learning rather than worksheets and rote. From here is is an easy progression to our BEE Primary 1st Grade  or public school.

Entry age: 5+ years

Kindergarten 

Class size: 14

Teachers: Ms Jaime & Ms Karen

Mon - Fri / 8:00am - 12:00pm

School Calendar: 2021/ 2022

  • First Term: Aug 30th - Dec 22nd, 2021

    • WINTER BREAK​: 12/23/21 - 01/02/22

  • Second Term: Jan 3rd - April 8th, 2022

    • SPRING BREAK​: 04/11/22 - 04/15/22

  • Third Term: April 12th - June 24th, 2022​

    • SUMMER BREAK: July & August​

  • Holiday Closures: Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving & the day after, MLK Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth

First & Second Grade 

  • For 1st & 2nd Graders

  • Entry age: 6 years & 7 months old by 09/30/2022

  • Lead Teachers: WA State Teacher Certificated

  • Oversight  and curriculum support for parents for weekly homework

  • Mixed Age Group with Small Group splits for grade and subject teaching

  • Small Group Size: 14

  • Mon - Fri | 8:15am - 12:15pm | Classroom Instruction

  • Homework/ Instruction - 5 hours per week

  • Additional (optional) Lunch Bunch for one hour after class

  • Afternoon Enrichment Programs (Optional): Monday - Thursday 1:15pm - 3:00pm

    • Mon & Wed: Spanish​

    • Mon & Wed: People Skills for Life

    • Tues & Thurs: STEAM (Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Art/ Math)

School Calendar: 2022/ 2023

  • First Term: Aug 29th - Dec 22nd, 2022

    • WINTER BREAK​: 12/23/22 - 01/02/23

  • Second Term: 01/03/2022 - April 7th, 2023

    • SPRING BREAK​: 04/10/23 - 04/14/23

  • Third Term: April 17th - June 30th, 2023

    • SUMMER BREAK: July & August​

  • Holiday Closures: Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving & the day after, MLK Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth

Overview:

  • BEE Primary 1st & 2nd Grade is a hybrid model that combines the benefits of home instruction and the more formal classroom instruction by a certified teacher. Together, these meet the 1000 hours of instruction per year requirement. BEE Primary classroom instruction provides 800 hours per year, and parents provide 200 hours per year (one hour per day). Our teachers will provide guidance for this for parents.

  • The mixed-age grouping allows for more cooperative and multi-level learning.

  • The school day consists of large-group learning and small-groups split off for subject learning and grade-specific learning, and project work

  • Strong emphasis on a project-based learning approach, with lots of investigative and hands-on opportunities to apply new concepts, develop critical thinking, problem solve, work cooperatively, and make presentations of their work.

  • Weekly EDUCA posts showing group and individual learning milestones connected to 1st & 2nd grade learning outcomes

  • Ideas and support for at-home learning

  • Field trips connected to classroom learning

  • Daily outdoor recess

  • Teachers: WA State Certified

  • Additional (optional) afternoon enrichments available:

    • Lunch Bunch: 12:15pm - 1:15pm, Monday - Friday​

    • Spanish Class: 1:15pm - 3:00pm, Mondays and Wednesdays 

    • STEAM Class: 1:15pm - 3:15pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 

    • People Skills for Life: 1:15pm - 3:15pm, Mondays & Wednesdays 

School Fees:  2022/ 2023

Registration Fee: $150 per family

Education Fee: $150 per child

 

Tuition: $220 per week

Optional Enrichments:

Lunch Bunch: $11 per session (Optional)

Spanish Class: $200 per month

STEM Class: $200 per month

People Skills for Life: $200 per month