The standards we use for language arts and math are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). For science and social studies, we use the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) standards.
Our mathematics curriculum is a research-based and field-tested approach effective in developing students' understanding and skills that produce abundant mathematical minds. Exemplary instructional materials are used to provide joyful rigor to learning, spark curiosity and impart knowledge.
We are proud to have contracted with the Mad Science Group Inc. offering weekly interactive STEM Lab instruction reinforcing the skills students learn in the classroom.
The Kessler School has also partnered with local art studio Oil and Cotton who offers our students a fresh and thoughtful curriculum that fosters the appreciation of art history, material science and process.
Social and emotional development is equally, if not more, important to student learning at The Kessler School. Teachers take a positive and responsive approach to creating a safe, joyful and inclusive school environment. Our partnership with families, knowing them and valuing their contributions, is as important as knowing the children we teach.
In Pre-KI and Pre-KII, we nurture our youngest TKS learners to foster independence and lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Our days are filled with learning through journaling, circle time, centers, play, and small group and individual teaching. Students in Pre-KI and Pre-KII have daily Spanish instruction, art in their classroom, outdoor play time, and music and library once a week. Additionally, our Pre-KII students have PE daily. Both Pre-KI and Pre-KII follow the same thematic units for social studies and science studies.