Welcome to Kindergarten

A Welcome Message From the Principal – Ms. Virginia Udall

Welcome to The Garden International School!

TGIS is proud to be an IBO authorized IB World School. Our Kindergarten program is designed with the unique developmental needs of our youngest learners in mind. Each day is filled with a wide range of opportunities for students to question, explore, and discover in a safe and nurturing environment both inside and outside of the classroom. Our purpose-built classrooms, music and art rooms, physical education and play spaces provide the perfect setting for our students to develop their natural curiosity.

The early childhood years are a time of rapid growth and development, and at TGIS, we recognize play as the most important work that children do to make sense of the world around them. It is through play that children practice essential communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills in ways that are authentic and meaningful to them. Our thoughtfully designed daily learning engagements ensure that our students have every advantage to develop at their own pace in a nurturing and joyful setting.

Our bilingual program provides a balanced approach to the development of the social, emotional, and academic need of each student. Pre-literacy instruction is grounded in the philosophy of the reader’s and writer’s workshop model, coupled with developmentally appropriate phonics instruction at each year level. Our mathematics instruction builds strong conceptual understanding that provides the foundation needed for deep understanding in the primary years. Students develop critical thinking skills through our inquiry-based approach and begin to see themselves as people who have a voice and can make positive contributions to their community. Through daily interactions with caring adults, students learn about empathy, honesty, and respect as they take ownership for building our caring community of learners.

We would welcome the opportunity to show you our beautiful campus and explain our program in further detail. Welcome to TGIS Kindergarten – a healthy, happy, and fun place for everyone!