Welcome to Pre-K at Noah Webster Schools!

Pre-Kindergarten is a time for your child to begin learning what is means to be a student in a classroom environment. For many, this will be the first time they are away from their home for a long period of time. Our teachers and staff understand the importance of making your child feel as comfortable and confident as possible, ensuring he or she is able to succeed to their highest potential!

Students must be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2024 to be eligible for the 2024-2025 program.  Schools hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  with before care starting at 7:00 a.m. and after care available until 6:00 p.m.  Transportation is not provided for Pre-Kindergarten students; therefore, other arrangements will need to be made.

Pre-K Curriculum

Our Pre-Kindergarten program is developed from our Kindergarten curriculum and complies with Arizona State Standards. This gives students a jump start into what they will be learning in Kindergarten.

Our math program is guided by Pre-K and Kindergarten Standards. We promote the usage of math manipulatives to teach students math in a visually engaging way. We use Reveal Math from McGraw-Hill to teach students basic math concepts through:

Problem-based instruction
Small group interaction
Visual and hands-on learning

Students will learn:

  • Counting to 100
  • Identifying and write numbers 0 to 20
  • Identifying 2D and 3D shapes
  • Place value
  • Addition within 5
  • Subtraction within 5
  • Identifying and create patterns
  • Calendar
  • Greater than, less than, equal

At Noah Webster, Pre-Kindergarten students will develop their skills in language arts, focusing on penmanship, spelling, writing, Thinking Maps, and reading.

We use McGraw-Hill manuscript to introduce and teach students the basics of penmanship. Our teachers also use Thinking Maps—visual tools used to map out thinking based on eight cognitive skills—throughout all grade levels, providing a common visual language between students and teachers.

Students will learn to spell short/long vowel words, high-frequency words, and words that contain specific spelling rules. They will develop their writing skills through “Write from the Beginning,” Noah Webster Schools core writing program that teaches students the various traits of effective writing. Your child will draw a picture of an event and “write” a sentence to match the drawing. The “writing” will vary depending on the developmental stage of writing that your child is at.

PASI, also known as Phonological Awareness Screener for Intervention, is used to introduce and assess Pre-Kindergarten students on the following:

  • Rhyming
  • Syllables
  • Categorization
  • Beginning and ending sounds
  • Deletion and addition of beginning, middle, and ending sounds
  • Words in a sentence
  • Phoneme segmentation
  • Blending
  • Letter recognition
  • Letter sounds

Physical Education

All students participate in physical education classes at least once a week. Classes focus on competency of motor skills and performance of physical activities in order to achieve and maintain health-enhancing levels of fitness. Positive social interaction is embedded into instruction while promoting the value of physical activity.


All students participate in music classes at least once a week. Students create meaning and expression through the use of listening, performing and improvisational skills. Students are introduced to the elements and theory of music and musical instruments.


Noah Webster Schools has implemented Art Masterpiece to introduce artists and styles from diverse cultures and time periods. Students are taught to use classic and modern techniques in order to create artwork to communicate ideas, meanings, and/or purposes.

Pre-K Supply List

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten at Noah Webster School!

Here is a list of things needed for the first day of school. Remember to label all of your student’s belongings with first and last name. This will help locate them should personal items become lost.

  • A Refillable Water Bottle Each Day
  • Twin Size Fitted Sheet
  • A Light Small Blanket for Rest Time
  • Extra Set of Clothes (to be kept in the classroom)
  • Backpack

Please note that tuition for the first week of school is due at Open House. All school supplies for Pre-Kindergarten students are included in tuition.

The Pre-Kindergarten Team is very excited to meet you and your child(ren). Remember, the first day of school is Thursday, August 1, 2024.  School begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. If your plans have changed and your child will not be attending Noah Webster, please let us know as soon as possible by calling the office at the following numbers:

Mesa Campus: (480) 986-2335

Pima Campus: (480) 291-6900


The Pre-Kindergarten Team
Noah Webster Schools


Destiny Quest

Upcoming Events

MESA Open House

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PIMA Open House

July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


An excerpt from a 6th grade alumni to his 6th grade teacher:

“I just wanted to thank you for pushing me and my classmates as hard as you did. I recently took a math test to determine whether or not I should be placed in an advanced seventh grade class. Just yesterday, the results were received, my work was dubbed exceptional and they wish to place me in a freshman algebra class in high school! Of course I wasn’t the only one to do so, but one of the few. Thank you so much for everything, you will never be forgotten.”

Brady W.

I just wanted to take a moment to say how much we appreciate Noah Webster School. Our daughter is in Miss Tice’s Kindergarten class and talk about one amazing teacher! I never could have expected to have such a warm, energetic and compassionate teacher for our daughter. She puts so much energy and time into each day of learning, and my daughter literally cries if she is sick and cannot go to school. We look forward to our school adventure with Noah Webster. You all are a blessing to our family.

Rebecca E.

On the first day of school, while I was walking down the hall, I was kind of nervous because it was a new school. But when I walked in the classroom, I recognized some people I already knew, and that made me feel a bit better.

I have learned so many things this year, such as integers, Ancient Greece, and oxymorons. I have also learned things that will help me be a better person. I learned that respect is one of the most important qualities to have in life. My teacher is wonderful. She has empathy (most of the time) for us. She knows what it’s like to be in different kinds of situations, she knows how to cheer someone up, or make them feel regretful (when we misbehave). She understands our problems and gives us advice on how to solve them, whether it’s from personal problems to math or reading problems.

We went on a lot of field trips this year. My favorite one was the Water Day field trip at the Mesa Campus! We got to go on different water slides. I had so much fun sliding down the 40 foot tall Rhino slide and high-fiving everyone when I reached the bottom!

Everyday has been a different day, which I enjoy. I will always remember my experience in 6th grade here at Noah Webster Schools.

Annika T.

I’ve made so many memories this year and I will always remember them. The best memory I have is just coming to Noah Webster Schools; knowing that I really enjoy going to school and not complaining about it in the morning. We had a lot of field trips and they were all amazing! This is the best school I’ve ever been too! I’ve learned so much more than at any other school.

The students here are all friends; there isn’t anyone who doesn’t feel welcomed. Everyone is nice to each other and treats each other the same. No one is different. The teachers are amazing and I just have to say “Thank You” to my teacher as she’s helped me out a lot and I know she will keep doing so.

This year was amazing and I will never forget it!

Chloe J.

I am very impressed with my daughter’s improvement with all her academics and challenges of different schoolwork. I’ve seen an enormous difference in her and it has inspired her to love school. Thank you!

Grace M.

Our son was in Kindergarten this year and he loved it and loved the teacher & assistant teacher. He learned so much through the school year. I am very pleased to have started him at this school. To end this great school year with such a fun water day he so much enjoyed and talked about the whole day.

Catherine N.

My son attends Noah Webster and loves school. He’s always so excited when he gets home and ready to share what he’s learned each day.

Sara M.

Our daughter absolutely loves that she gets to use a laptop in class. We’re amazed at how quickly she is learning.

Shelly C.

Thank you to the staff at Noah Webster for making my child feel so comfortable. Starting school mid-year is never easy but he has really come out of his shell this year.

Brandon C.