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Early Childhood Education at Mountainside Campus

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The Holy Trinity School Mountainside Campus provides the youngest members of the community with an age-appropriate Catholic program supporting the spiritual, academic, emotional and physical needs of each student.

The educational needs of the students are met through a curriculum devised to develop the individual strengths of each student, while simultaneously developing the skills necessary for a successful school career.

The PreK curriculum emphasizes language development, reading and math readiness skills, and social development through a center-based play environment. Experiential learning continues into the kindergarten; where a balanced approach of center based learning, direct instruction and child centered activities provide an environment allowing each child to develop to his or her highest potential.

PreK-4 Plus, PreK-4, PreK-3, and 2 Year Olds

The preschool classes provide the students with an age appropriate setting that enables the children to develop at their own pace. All aspects of a child’s development are addressed through a rich and varied program. We respond to the students’ spiritual, physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs through a multi-sensory, hands-on approach.

Full-Day Kindergarten (offered at both Mountainside & Westfield Campuses)

Kindergarten Math Center

Kindergarten Math Center

The Archdiocese of Newark Early Childhood Education Guidelines are followed in developing a rich curriculum. It meets the needs of each individual child, incorporating their previous experiences into our kindergarten program. The focus is on developing readiness skills and fostering a strong learning environment. The kindergartens provide the students with an introduction to formal instruction and an opportunity to learn, explore and develop their abilities.

Why HTS?

  • All of our teachers are N.J. State Certified and highly experienced in Early Childhood Education.
  • Specialized teachers provide instruction in art, music, creative movement, library and foreign language.
  • Students have access to computers and Smart Boards in their classrooms.
  • There are teacher aides in our PreK classes.
  • We provide valet drop-off and pick-up.
  • Beautiful grounds are available for outdoor play.

Family Activities

The HTS Mountainside Campus community sponsors many family activities through the efforts of the Home School Association, parent volunteers and faculty.

Guest Reader Program

Guest Reader Program

  • Oktoberfest
  • November Bingo Night
  • Family Christmas Celebration
  • Community Service Projects
  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Family Fun Night
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Talent Show
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • May Crowning
  • Field Day
  • Year End Family Picnic

Extended Day Care

Extended day care is available to full-day kindergarten and PreK-4 students from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. and aftercare, 2:30 to 5:45 p.m.  On half days, care will be available until 5:45, if there are at least three students registered.  The program includes outdoor activities, arts and crafts, literature and plenty of large motor activities and games.  The children will have access to activities in the library, the auditorium and outside on the school grounds. There are after school workshops focused on art, math, science, music, and cooking.

Children are required to be signed in and out before they can leave.

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Tours

Tours are scheduled throughout the year beginning in October. Call the office at (908) 233-1899 to schedule a tour.

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