Utah’s Best Preschool Education
Voted Best of State, The Newcastle Preschool is has earned a reputation as the top-rated premier schools in the Salt Lake Valley. Our recognition as one of the best preschools has attracted students from all over the Wasatch Front, including cities such as Sandy, Salt Lake City, and South Jordan. While the Salt Lake Valley is home to many excellent preschools, parents of Newcastle students can see the quality education we give their children firsthand.
The Newcastle School’s top-rated curriculum is built on a scientific approach to teaching young children academic principles. This curriculum has been carefully designed to match standards of respected organizations such as the International Reading Association (IRA), the American Association for the Education of Young Children (AAEYC), the Utah State Office of Education and the Canyons School District.
Preschool Curriculum for 3- to 4-Year-Old Children
We welcome children beginning at age three into our 10-month academic introduction. This course emphasizes healthy socialization through group interaction and teaches the mechanics of formal schooling. We use age-appropriate methods to teach your children useful, complex skills that they’ll use for the rest of their lives such as a love of learning and exploration.
Through reading, writing, math, art, science, music, food and play, we build your child’s self-esteem and establish critical thinking skills. Our curriculum for kids ages 3-4 includes:
- Reading, Writing & Literacy
- Math, Art & Science
- Music, Food & Play
- Communication & Assessments
- Parent Participation
Class sizes at The Newcastle School are small, with about 12 children each. This allows our skilled teachers to provide attention to each student. The children who excel receive encouragement and supplemental activities to challenge them beyond the materials in the standard curriculum. This approach has garnered a lot of attention in the Salt Lake City area. To date, we have had students from Bluffdale, Draper, Salt Lake City, Lehi, Riverton, Sandy, South Jordan, West Jordan, Cottonwood Heights and Midvale.
Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum for 4- to 5- Year Old Children
Your child’s first year in school can be overwhelming. We offer pre-K programs for children aged 4-5 so they’ll be ready to take on kindergarten with enthusiasm and confidence. The curriculum for older pre-K children is focused on preparing them to enter kindergarten and excel in their grade-school studies. The progressive studies encourage these children to develop their skills beyond those attained during their previous year at Newcastle, encouraging continual growth, development, and love of learning.
Pre-K students at Newcastle School participate in academic classroom activities that will properly prepare them for kindergarten, including:
- Pre-K Reading, Writing & Literacy
- Pre-K Math, Art & Science
- Pre-K Music, Food & Play
- Pre-K Communication & Assessments
- Pre-K Parent Participation
The 10-month pre-k program puts emphasis on real-life learning opportunities and experiences. We introduce children to new learning materials and experiences to encourage creativity. We are focused on giving them the tools and skills they need to enter kindergarten prepped for success.
Our teachers are the essential ingredient to The Newcastle School’s success. Many of the highly skilled early childhood educators at Newcastle are parents like you and bring real-world experience into the classroom.
We look for a special combination of skills and attributes that we know will foster success in your children. Our teachers are well-trained with comprehensive credentials and diverse backgrounds. Additionally, their work history and personal lives are verified by background checks. Take the time to visit our faculty or view our online interactive tour to determine whether your child would benefit from our comprehensive curriculum and kindergarten preparation.