Preschool is an important part of early development for a child because it helps set a child up with the proper skills and structure to succeed throughout their education. Kirby Hall’s primer program provides an extra scaffold between the crucial Pre-K years and the kindergarten years.
The relationship between teachers and students can have a lasting impact on the development of a child. Teachers who have strong bonds with their students have been shown to be more effective in their teaching roles. In addition to lower levels of behavioral problems, teachers with strong classroom bonds are also able to achieve higher levels of academic success among students.
Average class size is an important metric used to compare how intimate of an education experience a school offers. The smaller the class size, the more opportunities a student will have to receive one-on-one teaching, chances to participate, and the resources for success.
Karinya Chen impacted the lives of all she touched. She was a beloved member of the Kirby Hall community. Her intelligence, charm, kindness, dogged determination, positive outlook, talent, and faith continue to inspire us to reach for our better selves.
Hammers, nails, shingles, and lots and lots of paint transformed Kirby Hall’s front porch into a playhouse production site. Our fifth through ninth grade students joined forces with Austin Habitat for Humanity to create four life-size playhouses for local charities.