At Alpine, each small group has its own teacher and classroom.
1 to 2½ years old = 4 children
2½ to 3 years old = 8 children
3 years old = 10 children
4 years old and up = 12 children
When children are in small groups, they make better friends and have a more peaceful day.
When a teacher has a small group, she assesses and teaches more effectively.
With small groups, each teacher gets to know her students well, so she can plan activities at each one's ability level.
We like finding the perfect pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-math activities for each child.
The smaller the group... the more we learn.
First, we filled some cups with snow. When it melted into water, and the cups were no longer full, we got to talk about density!
When a neighbor brought some furry friends to pet, we compared the fur on the goats, sheep and rabbits and talked about texture.
We counted the seeds from various pumpkins to see for ourselves how different each pumpkin can be.
While making ice cream in a bag, the children learned how properties of matter can change.
Getting a lot of attention builds children's self-confidence.
From Alpine's Parents
Mrs. Glover: "I like Alpine because the small groups create intimacy between the teacher and students."
Mrs. Draper: “Alpine finds the perfect balance between work and play through its creative curriculum. Instead of creating busy work, they use real-world applications. Alpine molds the education to fit the child and not the other way around, which is awesome!”
Private Tours Call ahead to plan a time that works for you. We will visit the classrooms, watch the children in action, and chat with the teachers
Alpine Academy 3100 W. Gunn Rd., Oakland, MI 48363 248-814-1111