Davidson Green School FAQs

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How can I learn more about what you do on a daily basis?

There are lots of way to learn more about us. You can check out our Facebook page for a glimpse into our everyday activities and philosophies. Also, attending an upcoming information session is a great way to meet us and see our space. And at any time, please feel free to make an appointment to meet with us and tour the school. We love showing people our school home and all we do here!

When is your next information session?

We will have many tours during the 2014-2015 school year. Please look on our Admissions Page for a complete list of dates. If you would like to visit us at another time, please contact us to schedule your time to visit. We  look forward to meeting you.

How long is the school day at Davison Green School?

Students in grades 1st through 5th are in school from 8:45 am to 3:00 pm.
Students in grade K are in school from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Students who are in the half-day program are in school from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

What time do I drop off and pick up my child from school?

Morning drop-off for 1st through 5th is 8:25 to 8:45 am.
Morning drop-off for primary class is 8:45 to 9:00 am.
Half-day afternoon pick-up is at 1:00 pm.
Full-day afternoon pick-up is from 3:00 to 3:20.

How is lunch handled?

All students at DGS eat lunch at school. All lunches and snacks are packed and brought from home. We are peanut free.

What type of reading program will you use?

We will adhere to the balanced literacy diet and will use both a phonics approach as well as whole language. Writing will be practiced through a writers’ workshop approach.

Do you plan on becoming a charter school?

No, we do not have any intention of becoming a charter school. Our plan is to remain a private school.

How will the three year age groupings be arranged?

Our three-year age span is similar to the Montessori approach. We have three levels in our school, however, we always stay flexible and create groups that make sense for our students and teachers:

  1. Primary class has 3, 4, and 5 year olds (this includes kindergarten).
  2. Lower Elementary has 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades.
  3. Upper Elementary has 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.
    (3rd grade can be in either Lower or Upper elementary – we will always remain flexible)