Notre Dame Academy Elementary School Educating Today's Youth to be Tomorrow's Leaders

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Ms. Durso grew up in Sleepy Hollow, New York before attending Salve Regina University in Rhode Island, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. With years of experience in grades Pre-K through 3rd, Ms. Durso has found a passion for teaching Kindergarten. When she is not teaching, Ms. Durso loves to read science fiction novels, enjoy the beach, and explore different and exotic cuisines.

Students in Kindergarten can expect an academically challenging curriculum combined with an environment that fosters friendship, learning, and personal growth. Students will be challenged to work independently and communicate orally and effectively. They will build upon the foundational skills learned in Transitional Kindergarten and grow as great readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and historians. Students will work in independent and collaborative ways through rotating centers to learn the skills and strategies they require for reading and math. Throughout the year, students learn about communities and how they can enforce real life change, discover other cultures with penpals in India, participate in engaging, hands-on science experiments, and embrace Catholic leadership through prayer.