A Typical Day at Mill Falls*
Mill Falls School Hours
8:15: drop off begins / all school morning recess
8:30: official start of the school day
11:30-12:30: lunch / recess for Lower Elementary classes
12:00 pm: official end of the Kindergarten day
(please see below for after care related info)
3:00: official end of the school day
Here are some basic details about the daily schedule at Mill Falls. Weather permitting, students begin thier day with an outdoor exercise period.
Lower & Upper Elementary, 6.5 hour day
Every Lower and Upper Elementary classroom has an extended morning work period where children are involved in large, small and individual lessons throughout all curriculum areas. During this period, children are introduced to new concepts as well as working on/practicing concepts previously introduced. This includes time for students to have snack.
Following the morning work period, the students have lunch and a midday recess (the order is determined by the overall school schedule). That break time is followed by another afternoon work period. Our Lower Elementary students participate in our Integrated Arts Program in the afternoons; our Upper Elementary students have Integrated Arts in the mornings. Our Integrate Arts Program consists of music, art, fitness and technology.
Kindergarten, 3.5 hour day
After an exercise period (outdoors as weather allows), the kindergarten students also begin the day with an uninterrupted work cycle, similar to that of the lower elementary students (noted above). Students have the opportunity to have snack during their time at school. Aspects of music and art are integrated into the curriculum.
*A more specific daily schedule will be included in your classroom/orientation packet.