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READ Program

The Redeemer Exploration and Discovery (READ) program is available for all TK-3rd grade Redeemer School students after noon dismissal. READ is supervised by the school and follows the Redeemer School calendar. Teachers are trained in the school’s philosophy and follow a curriculum developed by the school. Stories and  activities will not overlap with the current school day curriculum.

Our afternoons in READ will provide an atmosphere of unhurried yet purposeful activities and play for your child.  Each week, children will enjoy extended periods of time outdoors for nature exploration, nature walks, and recess; daily Bible lessons with worship and prayer; living books read aloud and independently; and continued time to study great artists and composers.  During times of free play, children will have a wealth of puzzles, games, and handicrafts in which to engage. Puppets, dolls, costumes, art supplies, and building blocks will ignite their imagination and delight as they play alongside friends.  An afternoon spent in READ is a relaxing and refreshing time for brains and bodies to digest the day.

A quiet growing time–and free growing time–the freedom of real play and of ordering one’s own life.

Charlotte Mason 

We would be blessed to have your child in the afternoon. This extended part of their day is an enriching and enjoyable time to get to know new friends and teachers. It is the goal of the READ program to remain true to Charlotte Mason’s philosophy for younger children — “All intellectual work is done in the morning hours of school, and the afternoons are given to field nature studies, drawing, handicrafts, etc.” (Vol. 6, p. 10).  Above all, we strive for this time to be an opportunity for your child to wind down from morning studies in a relaxed atmosphere where their hearts are shepherded and their minds are stimulated.

2021-2022 READ Program Rates Per Student*

1 day / week rate = $560 / year ($ 62 / month)

2 days / week rate = $1,083 / year ($ 120 / month)

3 days / week rate = $1,570  / year ($ 174 / month)  

4 days / week rate = $1,983 / year ($ 220 / month)

5 days / week rate = $2,341 / year ($ 260 / month)

Drop-in rate = $20 / day per student. 

For the 2021-2022 school year, drop-Ins will only be available on Mondays and Wednesdays but are subject to space availability.

READ is offered Mon – Fri, 12:15 – 2:45pm.**

*Program rates are subject to change from year to year.  Enrollment in the READ program (to commit for weekdays for the upcoming school year) is offered in July.  Multiple sibling discounts and lump sum discounts are not offered for the READ program.

**READ is not available on Fridays for TK students.