Baptist Day School is a
wonderful place for children to experience school life. We offer a
well-rounded, meaningful curriculum that incorporates academic, social,
emotional, creative and spiritual learning. Children engage in age-appropriate
activities where they become actively involved in their own learning.
We integrate motor, social, emotional, language and cognitive development
through widely divergent learning experiences. Developmental skills are taught
through weekly/monthly thematic units that enhance children’s interest and
enthusiasm for learning. The children experience a print rich environment that
fosters phonological awareness and is conducive to pre-reading skills. Language
development and discovery learning are integrated throughout the school day.
Literacy is nurtured through pre-reading skills like “left” to “right”, “top to
bottom”, and recognition of letters and sounds. Math skills are taught using a
“hands on” approach with manipulatives. Our use of a theme based curriculum, a
computer based IXL program and ABC mouse math as well as multi-sensory
experiences also allow the pre-k child to develop concepts and problem solving
skills. We provide ample opportunities to express oneself in a warm and
parallel, and cooperative plays are all very important parts of our program. A
child’s play is his work and Harrisburg Day School is a “play to learn” school,
in which we play with a purpose.
Classroom centers allow for movement, exploration and integration of
content. Children’s curiosity is enhanced when they are involved in their own
learning through exploration and experimentation of their environment. Pre-k
children bring classroom learning experience to life through unit based field
trips for fours and kindergarten.
for spiritual growth come from week visits to Chapel led by our various
pastors, directors, and our praise leader. Weekly Bible verses correlate with
the thematic units. Music is integrated daily by our music and classroom
teachers. Spiritual and academic growth is enhanced through use of music and
movement. The Day School annually has
three music programs presented by children age 2 through kindergarten.
In order for our
children to be prepared for kindergarten, classrooms for ages 3 and 4 year olds
use Mississippi Early Learning Standards, which correlates with Common Core
State Standards used by many states. We offer a full day kindergarten or ½ day
until 1:00 PM. All children receive instruction and help based on their
academic needs in a Christian atmosphere but are guided by Common Core
Here at HDS, the
staff not only teaches the academics your child needs but also emphasizes
spiritual and moral growth in a positive way. The staff knows the importance of
modeling Christian morals and respect for one another. These, too, are
important life skills we want all of our children to learn.