Programs Currently Available

 


Wetherill accepts children from two years and seven months through five years for its preschool and kindergarten programs. Children must be at least two years and 7 months of age by the first day of school. Students are placed in one of three mixed-aged classes in the morning. Morning sessions are from 9 AM to noon.

Class Program for Three-Year-Olds:

  • Three Mornings a week: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Five mornings a week: Monday through Friday

Class Program for Four-Year-Olds:

  • Five Mornings a week: Monday through Friday
  • Optional Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons until 3 PM

Class Program for Five-Year-Olds:

  • Four full days a week: Monday through Thursday until 3 PM and Friday until noon
  • Four Afternoons until 3 PM (Monday through Thursday) for students coming from public school
  • Optional Friday afternoon until 3PM for full-day or PM kindergarten children only

After School Programs


The Wetherill School offers a variety of after school programs throughout the year.
ARTivities is a class that combines visual, creative, and performing arts (drama, movement, dance) in a one-hour class for 8-week sessions in the fall, winter, and spring. Classes are for children ages 4-6. These are led by two of our teachers with special backgrounds in the arts. Please see the flyer for details and registration fees.

Two independent sports programs also offer classes on the school property outdoors. A coach from Young Sports of Wayne, PA conduct an outdoor 45 minute all sports class in the fall and spring, dependent upon weather conditions. Children are introduced to a different sport each week. Registration forms for these classes are available by contacting info@wetherillschool.org.

Click Here to download the Young Sports Form


Soccer Shots conducts 30 minute after school soccer classes for children ages 3-6 in the fall and spring dependent upon weather. Soccer Shots is the leader in youth soccer development for children ages 2-8. With over 160 locations across North America, we are focused on positively impacting children’s lives and the communities we serve.

Click Here to download the Soccer Shots Form


ART-spirational! ART-standing! ART-ceptional!
Art-spirational.....Inspired by children’s literature these “artivity” classes for 4-6 year olds will uniquely combine various forms of creative expression.
Art-standing .......Our outstanding experienced instructors will introduce your children to mixed media, as well as drama, movement, and dance.
Art-ceptional.......Your child will experience opportunities for open-ended creative self-expression while learning about different world cultures and enhancing fine and large motor skills.

ARTivities Fall 2017 flyer
Click Here to download the 2017 ARTivities Form


LEGO®Club
Coming Winter 2017!



Music and Creative Movement Class:


In addition to music in their classrooms, all children have a Music and Movement class with a specialist weekly.

Spanish Class:


The four and five year-olds have conversational Spanish once a week in the morning.

Environmental Education Class


The four and five year-olds who stay in the afternoon have a nature lesson with a specialist from Riverbend Environmental Education Center weekly.

Misc

  • There is an early morning drop-off program Monday through Friday from 8:15 AM, and an optional Lunch Bunch group on Mondays and Wednesdays until 1 PM.
  • A Summer Camp for new students is held in July.

Morning Preschool (Choice of 3 or 5 Mornings)

Our school offers preschool education in mixed-age settings from 9:00- 12:00 Monday through Friday for children beginning age 2 years 7 months through kindergarten age. Parents may choose either a 3-day (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) morning program or 5-days.

Optional Lunch Bunch

Beginning the second week of school, parents may choose to have their children pack a lunch and stay for Lunch Bunch dismissing at 1:00. Parents may select this option at any time with pre-registration, and will be invoiced monthly.

Afternoon Pre-K

For children who have turned 4 years of age or will be turning 4 in the fall, we offer an optional 2-or 3-afternoon Pre-K program (Tuesday and Thursday OR Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) from 9:00-3:00. This program offers additional early literacy and numeracy activities as well as multi-cultural literature-based creative drama, music, and art projects. An environmental specialist from Riverbend Environmental Education Center visits the children weekly to lead the children in outdoor nature lessons, taking advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings our campus offers and sharing materials, artifacts, and live animals from the center.

PM Kindergarten

For children who will be attending morning public school kindergarten in the fall, we offer a 4-day (Monday through Thursday) or 5-day (Monday through Friday) afternoon kindergarten enrichment program to extend the kindergartener’s day. Children are bused from Gladwyne Elementary School to The Wetherill School, and students from other local elementary schools provide their own transportation, all arriving at noon and dismissing at 3:00. These children join with our Wetherill all-day kindergarten children each afternoon. Lessons are presented in social studies, science, music and movement, and art, as well as lessons and activities to reinforce the numeracy and literacy skills that the children are beginning to master. Weekly nature/environmental lessons are conducted by a specialist from Riverbend Environmental Center. Curriculum-related field trips are an additional feature of our PM kindergarten enrichment.

All Day Kindergarten

Children who have completed one or two years of preschool and who will be 5 years of age in the fall may attend The Wetherill School 4 full days 9:00-3:00 and a half-day until noon each Friday, spending the morning reinforcing their learning and serving as role models in a mixed-age setting, while joining with a group of kindergarten-age peers each afternoon, experiencing the curriculum described above in PM kindergarten. Children who joined the Wetherill community as 3- or 4-year-olds will remain in the same class in the morning.

Daisy Day Camp

During July, Wetherill offers a half-day camp program, primarily for new students who will join our learning community in September.

Click here for Summer 2017 Daisy Day Camp registration form

Parent Discussion Group

NEW this fall: Please join our recently retired veteran teacher and parenting expert, Trish Mainwaring for a weekly parenting discussion group.

Click here for the Parent Discussion Group flyer