Junior Kindergarten-3: Three or five, half-day sessions per week (1:00 dismissal)
Children must be age three by the start of school and fully potty trained.
Junior Kindergarten-4: Five half- or full-day sessions per week (1:00 or 2:50 dismissal)
Junior Kindergarten-5: Five full-day sessions (2:50 dismissal)
Kindergarten: Five full-day sessions per week (2:50 dismissal)
Gardening. Nature Walks. Cooking. Later that morning, music, Spanish, counting—don’t forget recess, twice—and a nap never hurt. North Cross began as a school in the basement of a house because one mother wanted a place for her precocious preschooler to flourish when the public schools said she was too young to enroll. Recognizing the potential in young minds and then fostering and developing those minds and bodies, is our founding strength—one we have perfected over seven decades.
8:20 Spanish/Rug Time
8:40 (group switch) Rug Time/Spanish
9:00 Montessori Activities
10:30 Arts & Crafts/Music & Movement
11:00 (group switch) Music/Arts & Crafts
12:00 Lunch (in classroom)
12:25 Free Play/Clean-up
12:50 End-of-Day Meeting & Song
8:00 Circle Time
8:20 Language Arts
9:30 Spanish/Language Arts
2:00 Developmental Centers
Kindergarten (Age 5)
7:30 Morning Work/Centers
8:15 Circle Time
8:30 Reading/Word Study
12:10 Spanish/Music/Library or Guidance
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North Cross School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school founded in 1944 and governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.
North Cross School, 4254 Colonial Ave., Roanoke, VA 24018
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North Cross School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid or employment policies, or any other programs administered by the School. For more information, read our Inclusivity Statement.
North Cross is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. North Cross School's Junior Kindergarten is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools who is recognized by the Board of Education pursuant to §22.1-19 of the Code of Virginia authorizes the Virginia Council for Private Education to accredit private nursery, preschool, elementary and secondary schools in Virginia.
North Cross is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, National Association for College Admission Counseling, and Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling, The Cum Laude Society and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.