Early School | PS PK

Step Ahead With Us

Starting early school is a big step for your child as they bravely let go of your hand and find a new home away from home. Positive experiences during preschool and prekindergarten are essential to building lifelong confidence, self-efficacy, and a love for learning. First school experiences only happen once. Severn Early School gives your child a step ahead as they take on new challenges in school and life.
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.

Learning to Love Learning

Our expert faculty, with 10-25 years of teaching experience, have an uncanny ability to connect with every child in the way that’s just right for them — nurturing their unique interests, strengths, and areas for growth. Our goal is that every child is excited to learn each day, develops good character, and feels both known and valued. 

For young children, every moment is an opportunity to explore and discover. Our tailored curriculum and thoughtfully designed learning spaces engage your child’s natural sense of curiosity and put them in the lead. Our youngest students spend as much time in the art and music studio, gym, library, and Spanish classroom as they do in the Early School nook of our school. And in between it all, we venture out as much as possible into the fresh air of our natural playground, tot lot, outdoor learning courtyard, and expansive tree-lined fields. It’s all about child-directed, hands-on exploration with the right amount of support to grow.
  • 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 courtyard, 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. Early School students also have the option of wearing PE dress every day. Find our full dress code with examples here. 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