Grade-Based Classrooms

Milldam arranges our classrooms by age, meaning that all the children in your child’s class will be in the same grade. Grade-based classrooms allow our teachers to focus their curriculum on lessons and activities that are developmentally appropriate. A grade-based classroom provides consistency to students who stay together in a single classroom all year.

However, there are specific advantages of allowing children of mixed ages to interact in an academic environment, so we provide multiple programs for students in different classrooms and grades to interact at Milldam, all of which are elective.

2/3 Class

Children who turn 2 before September 1 are eligible for our 2/3 classes. We offer a 2 day a week class that runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and a 3 day a week class that runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Class runs from 8:50 to 11:30a.m.

Both 2/3 classes have up to 9 children per classroom and are taught by a lead teacher and a professional assistant, with a parent in the classroom to support the staff. 

3/4 Class

Children who turn 3 before September 1 are eligible for our 3/4 classes. All 3/4 classes run 3 days a week, either on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, or Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Class runs from 8:50 to 11:40a.m.

Both 3/4 classes have 11 children per classroom and are taught by a lead teacher and a professional assistant, with a parent in the classroom to support the staff.

4/5 Class

Children who turn 4 before September 1 are eligible for our 4/5 classes. We offer two classes that both run Tuesday – Friday. Class runs from 8:50 to 11:50a.m.

Our 4/5 classes are both taught by a lead teacher and a professional assistant, with a parent in the classroom to support the staff. One classroom supports 11 children and the other can support up to 14 children.

 
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Mixed-Age Opportunities

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch extends the student’s day at Milldam to 12:50p.m. Students pack a lunch to be enjoyed with friends from all Milldam classrooms. Lunch Bunch is offered daily to all students and enrollment is unlimited.

Stay and Play

Stay and Play extends the student’s day at Milldam to 2:50p.m. Students pack a lunch to be enjoyed with friends, and continue to play in a loosely structured environment. The program includes indoor and outdoor play, rest, and activities under the supervision of Milldam teachers and professional assistants. Stay and Play is offered monthly on Wednesdays and Thursdays to a limited number of students.

Fun Days

This program began in 1989 to bridge the time between the close of Milldam in early June and the close of the public schools later in the month.  It runs the week after the last day of school, daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  Milldam Fun Days is recreational and provides a relaxed, fun atmosphere in which children can wind down from the structure of school to the more carefree spirit of summer.