GPS is an accredited private Preschool, Kindergarten, After School Enrichment & Summer Camp for ages 2-9, 7am-6pm with Part-Time and Full-Day options.
Golden Pond School specializes in early childhood education, offering a variety of part-time preschool programs and a full day kindergarten course. This school also offers a kindergarten enrichment program for children attending public schools. The curriculum involves introductory academics and Spanish. Children also engage in music and arts activities. Enrollment information is available on its website
Mission: To educate the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner using brain based principles through an integrated curriculum.
Welcome back! Do you have all your ducks in a row for Summer Camp and Fall enrollment? Please contact Margaret Grace, Admissions Director or Teresa Wolfe, Enrichment + Summer Camp Director with any questions! www.goldenpondschool.com/contact/
GPS is closed for Spring Break - we look forward to seeing our friends back at GPS on Monday, April 22nd.
Math and worms. This clever unique, hands-on combination is brought to you by Golden Pond School's 4 year old program🖐
We love our Golden Pond families! Today we celebrate Family Friday; please join us and post a picture of your Golden Pond family in your reply.
More fabulous photos from the GPS Art Show! What a special night! Thank you to TC from Big Bash Photo for these amazing photos! She captured the joy of GPS! #GPSArtShow #MrsLaBilloisIsMagic
Drip drip drop art💧💦💦
Kindergarteners took a field trip to Raflo Park & Sculpture Garden on this Arty Thursday!
Oviparous Art on this Artsy Thursday!
JK made these unique turtles and used them to sing their "Little Turtle" rhyme🐢
New friends had a fantastic time learning about the 5 Senses today! TASTE: A sweet and sour taste test with lemonade and apple juice plus silly face cookie decorating with fruit. TOUCH: Sticky, gooey Gak! SEE: Made binoculars with smelly stickers SMELL: Matched game with smell bottles HEAR: Music and stories PLUS: Mr. Potato Head and texture sensory bins and a Whole Foods Market 5 Sense Scavenger Hunt! This exciting theme comes straight from our 3's program and the children loved getting a taste of what you experience as a student at Golden Pond School. SEE for yourself the magic at GPS! Learn more at www.goldenpondschool.com 👃👀👄👏👂
Water, water everywhere! Three year old preschoolers are immersed in their water theme!💧💦
Junior Kindergarteners worked together planning & creating protection for Egg Drop 2019! Teams also shared “extra materials” they weren’t using with other teams that could use them.
Work Together Wednesday
Practicing for Spring Sing on this Work Together Wednesday!
4s have fun with math and gardening🌷
More Tasty Tuesday treats! At Golden Pond School we love eating our curriculum - frogs, bunnies and caterpillars!
Golden Pond teachers were super creative with Tasty Tuesday snacks today! From theme related worms and dirt, rainbows and oviparous animals to class mascots (check out the banana giraffe!)- it was a delicious day!
4s created a habitat for worms as part of their gardening theme🌸
3s make shakers to move to the beat🎶
On this Tasty Tuesday we salute Ms. Amel for providing delicious meals and snacks throughout the year!
Junior Kindergarten got creative with their oviparous animal snack today. Pretzel = butterfly; raisin = ant; goldfish = fish; honeycomb = bees🥚
Junior Kindergarteners danced to different oviparous animal songs today. The "I Know A Chicken" dance would not be complete without a shaky egg!
The magic of music keeps us moving!🕺
Ms. Foster kicked off Week of the Young Child with Music Monday where students celebrated with a variety of instruments🎶
Lead Teacher, Junior Kindergarten
Teacher at GPS since 2010
12 Years of Teaching Experience
Abbey wanted to be a teacher since her first days of Kindergarten. She asked her mother “How much does the teacher have to pay to come play with us every day?” Her love and desire to be an educator only grew since that day.
After hearing wonderful reviews from local GPS alumni families, Abbey discovered Golden Pond School and began as an assistant in the Junior Kindergarten program. Since 2013, Abbey has been the Lead Teacher in one of our Junior Kindergarten classes and continues to make learning fun and exciting. Her dedication and passion for teaching at GPS create a rewarding and unforgettable experience for each student.
“It is so special to come to work at a place you are proud of with co-workers, student and families you love.”
Junior Kindergarteners read "The Chickens Aren't The Only Ones" and had fun painting oviparous animals.
Full-Day K + School Age campers enjoy a weekly off-site field trip! This summer campers will be taking adventures to Franklin Park Arts Center Planetarium (K + 1st), Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum (2nd–4th), Gem Mining at Great Country Farms, Clemyjonntri Park and more. All campers enjoy on-site performances each week like the Bealle Street Puppets “Out of Orbit” Show, a Master Ballooner and a Jungle Meet-and-greet with a parrot, alligator and snake! Learn more at www.goldenpondsummercamp.com 🚀💎🎈🐊📚
Golden Pond will celebrate "Week of the Young Child" (WOYC) next week. In honor of "Work Together Wednesday" on April 10 we are asking staff/children/parents to "Be the Change" by donating change to Christine's Crew in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.defeatbloodcancertogether.com). Cadence Education will match all money raised and children can use their donation to vote for a school-wide pajama or popsicle party!
Junior Kindergarteners begin their investigation of oviparous animals comparing size, weight, texture and appearance of chicken and quail eggs.
Spring has Sprung! Children delighted today acting out the growth of a flower with the talented duo, Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Nicolai. Gardening sensory bins were filled with "dirt", "worms" and planting tools. Every child made a rain stick and torn paper and fabric became beautiful potted flowers. Stories, music and smiles made this a wonderful morning at Go Bananas! Learn more about the Golden Pond School curriculum at www.goldenpondschool.com 🌻🌸☔️
Fours year old classes compare indoor vs. outdoor temperature with thermometers #meteorologistsarescientiststoo
At GPS spacious, cheerful classrooms are overflowing with exciting materials and books evolve into stimulating picture- and print-rich environments, as children engage in learning through themes. Centers within classrooms allow for individual inquiry and for extra attention to be given in smaller groups. Hallways decorated in class projects, poetry and Venn diagrams provide a way for children to present what they’ve learned not just to each other but also to parents, who are encouraged to visit.
When it’s time to move and shake, three outstanding outdoor play areas offer age-appropriate play structures, sandboxes, trike paths, and dramatic play equipment. There’s also ample running room covered in artificial turf.
We are very proud of our exceptional facilities and invite you to visit and see and feel for yourself the excitement of a forward-looking, child-centered early learning environment. Schedule a visit at www.goldenpondschool.com/admission/visit-golden-pond/
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The 4 year old Frogs experiment with wind for their sailboats🌬
A good time was had by all who attended the Golden Pond Parent Group’s 2nd annual Family Fun Night at Luv2Play. Families socialized while children enjoyed the indoor playground, baby + toddler area, Kinetic sand table, climbing walls and yummy food! Lisa Moriarty, Principal, said “Golden Pond School is a strong community of wonderful families. Giving parents the opportunity to get to know one another outside of our school day makes for a special night!”
Golden Pond School is proud to support military families.
As a Preferred Provider, GPS participates with Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood, a reduced fee assistance program for active duty or deployed Service Members that are unable to obtain child care on a Military installation.
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GPS teachers know how to kick off a long weekend! Cheers!
Only Golden Pond Kindergarten can pull off tea (for 40+ guests) worthy of a fairy tale👑
What a dazzling night of beautiful works of art! Mrs. LaBillois, our talented Art Specialist, transformed GPS into an art museum last night showcasing the students' masterpieces. #GPSArtShow
Future meteorologists make their own weather vanes🌬
Thank you Parent Group for sponsoring this event. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Colorful science in the afternoon Koala class!
Zebras explore condensation in a jar🌧
We have been busy creating and look forward to seeing everyone at the Art Show tomorrow evening!
Up, up and away with the Koalas!
Afternoon Koalas have fun creating a “wind” maze💨
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