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:

  • Five full days a week: Monday through Friday 9:00-3:00
  • Five afternoons Monday through Friday 12:00-3:00

After School Programs


A variety of after school programs led by independent contractors lease space on The Wetherill School campus throughout the year. Parents may register directly with these companies for additional fees.


ARTivities

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.

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.




Young Sports

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

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
Click Here to Enroll in Soccer Shots

Daisy Day Camp

The Wetherill School is offering a four-week Summer Camp Program from Monday through Friday, July 8, 2019 through August 2, 2019 for 3- and 4-year-olds who will be new to Wetherill in the fall. Hours are from 9:00 to 12:00 each day. Families may register children for one or more weeks as preferred; weeks need not be consecutive. There is an optional lunch time for $15 cash, paid as used, until 1:00 PM.

Daisy Day Camp is designed to be a first camp experience and a way for our prospective students to get ready for school. We have found that in years past, children have had an easier transition to school if they have attended at least one week of camp. This year we are welcoming newly enrolling children and current Wetherill children under five for one, two, three, or all four weeks.

Camp registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis, with preference given to our new enrollees. If you are interested in having your child attend, it is best to register early.

The fee for camp is $225 per week. Please use the attached form to register your child and include the $150 deposit.

Click Here to download the Daisy Day Camp Registration Form





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.

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.

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.