A school is, in some ways, like a single being – growing, expanding and learning. With each year, Pomegranate Preschool refines and defines itself.
The fundamental goal of the Pomegranate Preschool for the Arts is to offer three, four and five-year-olds an arts immersion program encouraging self-expression, collaboration, and compassion for each other and for our surroundings. Each child is looked upon as an individual whose strengths and challenges are recognized and respected.
Pomegranate is an arts-centered preschool. Music, art, drama and creative writing (through story dictation) are offered throughout the week. American Sign Language instruction is also incorporated into our day, with students learning signs through songs and stories. We celebrate the Jewish holidays and the weekly ritual of Shabbat. We welcome children of diverse faiths, cultures and family structures.
Pomegranate is in session Mondays through Fridays from 8:45 am to 12:45 pm. Children may attend three, four, or five days each week. Our teacher/student ratio is minimally one teacher to four students. Class size can range from twelve to sixteen students, unless an enrolled family wants to add a day later in the year. The small size of our program enables us to recognize and respect the individual temperaments, gifts and challenges of each child.
The Pomegranate community joins together three times during the school year for potlucks, dramatic performances and an arts night. Class field trips may include excursions to: Rogue Valley Farm to School at SOU Center for Sustainability, the Grower’s Market, and the Ashland Rotary Centennial ice skating rink.