The Kindergarten Center at Haverford was opened in 2004 to provide a full-day kindergarten experience for children in a small and nurturing setting. The school day runs from 8:45 to 2:30. The Kindergarten Center enrolls a maximum of 16 children and is staffed by a teacher, an assistant teacher, plus other supporting professional staff. An undergraduate assistant is also present for part of the day. The Thorne Kindergarten Center is especially appropriate for parents who wish their children to have a full-day kindergarten experience that combines a traditional kindergarten curriculum with many opportunities for active play and social interaction. In addition to serving typically developing children, the Kindergarten Center can serve children identified as at-risk for language based learning disabilities. These students receive some additional special services each day, including explicit instruction in literacy and math skills and ongoing classroom support by a speech/language pathologist.
Kindergarten 8:45am -2:30pm M-F $13,200.
Since 2004, the Thorne School has also offered a Language Enrichment Kindergarten (LEK) based at Haverford College. The LEK offers a full-day language-enriched kindergarten experience for children identified as at-risk for learning disabilities, with explicit instruction in literacy and math skills. It is staffed by a teacher, an assistant, a speech-language pathologist, and undergraduate assistants. The student-teacher ratio is about 3:1.
Fees for 2016-2017
LEK (Monday - Friday) 8:45am-2:30pm $18,000
Parents interested in the Language Enrichment Kindergarten should contact Christine Dolor by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at