Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is Lexington Friends Preschool?
Lexington Friends Preschool (LFP) guides children to develop active and creative minds, to gain an understanding of compassion for others, and appreciate their connection to the world around them.
LFP offers a secular curriculum and is an independently incorporated non-profit governed by its own board. We are proud of our relationship with Lexington Friends Meeting (Quakers). The shared values gained from this association will help guide us in our business practices and our work with children; however, we are not a religious school. We will endeavor to create a community of equality, integrity, patience, simplicity, and good stewardship. This work is very much grounded by Friends’ values and the philosophy of Maria Montessori.
What is your curriculum?
LFP offers a child-centered, hands-on learning environment where children guide their learning experience. Our program is inspired by the philosophy and curriculum of Maria Montessori, play, and project-based learning. The classroom environment is carefully prepared to inspire creativity and curiosity.
What to expect:
- Multicultural celebrations
- Outdoor learning
- Hands-on lessons in Language, Math, Science and Geography
- Music and Movement
- Nutrition and Wellness lessons
- Service Projects
- Lots and lots of Art
What type of programming do you offer?
This school year we will offer two and three day programs in response to new health and safety guidelines. See Programs and Tuition for more information. We are committed to providing high quality programming throughout the day.
What does my child need to begin school?
- Change of clothes
- Outside boots
- Rain gear
- Snow bibs, waterproof mittens, winter coat, winter hat (winter)
- Healthy lunch sent in a reusable container (milk will be provided at lunch)
- Healthy morning and afternoon snacks
- Water bottle
- Canvas bag instead of a backpack
- Fitted crib sheet, blanket, and pillow for nap
*A small school supply list will be sent before school begins. Note, no food will be provided by school this year.
How Can I Volunteer?
At this time, no volunteers are permitted inside the school building. We will keep families updated throughout the year as guidelines change for new volunteer opportunities.