Primary (ages 2 ½ -5)
Primary – Morning program
This is a multi-age program for ages 2 ½ – 5. The Primary classroom provides an inclusive setting to allow the children to explore, grow, and discover a passion for learning. New in 2016, this program will include a Spanish immersion guide. The Primary program follows the child and allows self -directed learning. It is customized to meet the individual needs and abilities of the child. The main focus of our Primary program is to support social and emotional development, practice lasting peace, and provide meaningful learning.
Primary – Afternoon program
The afternoon primary program is a true exploration of nature and how humans are connected to our earth. Children will have time to interact with their natural environment in the forest and outdoor spaces of our campus. They will be allowed ample time to role play, make art, and practice teamwork. This time helps nurture the development of the individual’s character and instill a sense of mindfulness and respect for all living things.
Flexible, Family-Centered Schedule
Campus Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Full day: 8:30 – 3:30
Half day: 8:30 – 12:30
BE Primary offers a flexible, family-centered schedule. Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. BE provides a three-day week work plan, and the student/parent creates the work plan for family days. Further customization and flexibility are available with one-, two-, or three-day week options.
Parental involvement is paramount to the success of the BE learning experience. At BE, we recognize parents as the child’s first teachers. We are your partner and support team. This allows you the opportunity to customize your child’s learning experience with personal interests, passions, hobbies, and sports.
My favorite thing about BE is when Grandpa comes.
Lucy, age 2
My favorite work is the 100 Board.
Haddie, age 3
My favorite thing about BE is playing in the snow. My favorite work is sewing the snowman.
Sydney, age 5
My favorite thing about BE is doing work.
Luke, age 5
My favorite work is building.
Hudson, age 4
Benedicite is a Discover Nature School, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation. One of the best ways for students to learn about nature is to interact with the outdoors. Our primary students are outside, rain or shine, every day.