Early School | PS PK

Play. Discover. Learn.

Play. Discover. Learn

At Severn Early School, our preschool (age 3) and prekindergarten (age 4) students are engaged in learning and play through exploration, building, and movement. Our program teaches and nurtures students to further their social development and promote their pre-literacy and numeracy skills. We play. We discover. We learn.
As a parent of a preschooler, I value that my daughter is in a nurturing, inclusive, structured and fun academic environment where she is encouraged to explore the world around her and expand out of her comfort zone.  Even more importantly, I can see she values it too, as she is just as happy when I drop her off in the morning as she is when I pick her up in the afternoon.

— Early School Parent

We Learn By Doing

Learning by Doing

Learning by doing is the foundation of our Early School program at Severn. Your child’s first school experience will have a profound effect on their future, academically and socially. We provide a nurturing environment for your child to grown and learn. We set our standards high, and use the best teaching practices to make sure your child gets just what they need to reach their full potential. At Severn, your child will make friends and discoveries that will carry through their academic years and beyond.
  • Expand vocabulary and verbal communication skills to speak purposefully and creatively
  • Develop concepts in print and preliteracy skills, building blocks for a lifetime of meaningful reading
  • Learn foundational math skills; to recognize, count, and compare numbers, shapes, and patterns
  • Strengthen fine and gross motor skills to unleash creativity in drawing, writing, building and exploring
  • Explore the great outdoors in our learning pavilion, natural playground, trike path and tot lot
  • Design creative solutions to problems through design thinking and critical thinking strategies
  • Practice collaboration, experimentation and perseverance

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 5 items.

  • What Preschool (age 3) and PreK (age 4) Schedule Options Do I Have?

    (for 3-year olds)
    3 Full Days a Week
    3 Half Days a Week
    5 Full Days a Week
    5 Half Days a Week

    5 Full Days a Week
    5 Half Days a Week
  • What Does a Typical PreK Day Look Like?

    8:15      Morning Work and Calendar
    8:45      Academic Centers
    9:30      Special Subjects:
                     Art, Music, PE or Spanish
    10:15    Snack & Recess
    11:00    Group Time
    11:45    Mystery Reader
    12:00    Lunch & Recess
    1:15      Read and Relax
    1:45      Explorer’s Club, Maker Lab
    2:45      Journal/Share
    3:00      Dismissal
  • Is There a Dress Code at Severn Early School?

    We do have a uniform dress code for all of our students at Severn including our littlest learners. Find our full dress code with examples here. Early School students also have the option of wearing PE dress every day. Clothing may be purchased from a variety of outlets, including Flynn & O'Hara School Uniforms and Land's End (school code 900053091). Our uniform dress code:
    • Helps students distinguish between dress for school and dress for informal activities
    • Decreases the time spent pondering over what one should wear
    • Decreases the time spent on enforcement of the dress code in order to concentrate on the core matters of learning and teaching
    • Provides neat and comfortable student dress options
    • Increases pride in appearance and in Severn School
    • Promotes modesty in appearance (school clothing is expected to fit and to be worn appropriately - at the discretion of the Lower School faculty and Lower School Head)
  • Are you a Maryland State licensed child care facility?

    Yes! We are licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education. Our license number is 161229.
  • I'm interested! How can I find out more?

    We're so glad you are interested in our Early School program! An easy way to get started is to fill out our online inquiry form and schedule a visit. We look forward to meeting you!
Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012
Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146