FAQ

We have approximately 200 students enrolled at The Sloan School.

The Sloan School desires your child to be able to express themselves freely and honestly without fear of rejection or ridicule. Because each child is unique, temperaments and behavior will vary and so we try to promote prosocial behavior within the framework of each child’s own personality by encouragement and modeling. In The Sloan School, children are involved in constructive activities, which lessens the chance for discipline problems. We understand that all children misbehave sometimes requiring redirection by the teacher. No punishment of a harsh nature will be used nor will your child be humiliated or embarrassed. The Sloan School will use positive reinforcement whenever possible, and your child will have his good behavior recognized and encouraged. When a child openly defies an adult caregiver or his/her actions could lead to injury to self or others, the following steps of discipline are taken:

  1. verbal warning and attempt to redirect behavior positively,
  2. “time out” away from the other children, while remaining in the classroom in order to “think about” his behavior,
  3. visit to Administrator’s office for conference.

If there is an ongoing discipline problem, we will contact the parents for a conference so we can work together to correct it. If the problem persists, we will require a child to be evaluated by a doctor, counselor or other specialized professional. This help must be secured by the parents. We reserve the right to terminate the attendance of any child who is a continuing problem, injures other children or disrupts the normal routine of the school. The primary goal of discipline is to encourage children to respect other people and to become a responsible, constructive citizen by developing self-discipline.

Children must be left in the presence of a staff member each day. Only parents or persons authorized by a parent may pick up a child. If someone other than you will be picking up your child, please let the office staff know in advance. Even if that person is listed on your consent form, we still need authorization by you when you bring your child to school that day. If you are calling to let us know, we will call you back to confirm unless we recognize your voice over the phone. Identification must be presented by that individual at the time of pick up. There are no exceptions to this rule. If you forget to inform us or the individual cannot show identification, we cannot release your child. If you would like to come in to bring or pick up your child, please park on the left side of the drive (street side by the trees). If you would like us to get your child out of your car, please pull through on the right side (school side) up to the doors. In the afternoons, if you would like us to call your child to the front and bring him to you, pull through on the right side (school side) up to the doors. Please do not park in the drive through lane. We also ask that you pick up your child through the front office doors at all times. Please let anyone who will be picking up your child know about our parking procedures.

Medication is administered by The Sloan School staff each day at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Medicine must be brought in its original container with your child’s name on it. Parents must sign the medicine sheet in the office. We cannot administer any medication (including Tylenol) wihtout the parent’s written permission.

In order to maintain a healthy, safe environment at The Sloan School, your child cannot attend the school when he is sick. Also, if your child has a temperature over 100 degrees or is suffering from an infection until treated by a physician, he cannot attend the school. Further, if your child becomes sick at school, he must be picked up immediately upon notification.

The Sloan School provides a hot, nutritious lunch each day, as well as a morning and afternoon snack. The lunch menu will be posted in the office each month and will be provided upon request. You are welcome to send a lunch or snack with your child in a lunch bag with a cold/hot pack to stay in the cubby. Lunches are served family style in your child’s classroom. The morning snack is a nonsweet snack (e.g. pretzels, crackers and cheese) and juice served at 9:00 a.m. The afternoon snack is a cookies and juice served at 3:00 p.m. We also provide breakfast for $0.50 per day. Our cook serves cereal Monday through Thursday and donuts on Friday. If your child will be eating breakfast each morning, you may include $2.50 in your weekly tuition payment.

All Preschool and Kindergarten children should have a complete change of clothes at school at all times. Clothing should be clearly marked with the child’s name in permanent marker. Since children learn through play and spend time outside everyday, we prefer that they wear play clothes. Tennis shoes are best for running and climbing and are safer than boots and sandals. Dressing in layers is helpful when weather is chilly in the morning and warm in the afternoon. Please dress your child so that they can easily maneuver their own clothing when going to the bathroom. Belts, suspenders, overalls and clothes with complicated fasteners are not easy to get on and off. We politely ask that you please not send your child to school in dress clothes or fancy shoes.

All Preschool and Kindergarten children should have a complete change of clothes at school at all times. Clothing should be clearly marked with the child’s name in permanent marker. Since children learn through play and spend time outside everyday, we prefer that they wear play clothes. Tennis shoes are best for running and climbing and are safer than boots and sandals. Dressing in layers is helpful when weather is chilly in the morning and warm in the afternoon. Please dress your child so that they can easily maneuver their own clothing when going to the bathroom. Belts, suspenders, overalls and clothes with complicated fasteners are not easy to get on and off. We politely ask that you please not send your child to school in dress clothes or fancy shoes.

The Sloan School subscribes to and teaches according to the A Beka curriculum, a well-respected Christian leader in phonics-based education, which offers an advanced curriculum in Language Arts, Math, Science, History and Geography.

The Sloan School accepts children for enrollment who are 2 years old up to children completing 5th grade (12 years old) and admits students of any race, color, creed, religion, handicap or national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Sloan School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, handicap or national origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and other school-administered programs. Children are admitted on the basis of their academic ability, parental involvement, character and moral behavior. Further, we strive to maintain an environment suitable for the benefit of all students. Accordingly, ongoing discipline problems and behavior challenges are dealt with according to The Sloan School’s Discipline Policy and can culminate in the revocation of admission.

The Sloan School offers exceptional Preschool, Private Elementary School, After School and Summer programs.

The Sloan School is licensed by the Texas Department of Protective and the Irving City Health Department. Also, The Sloan School is a member of The Association of Christian Schools International, Texas Licensed Child Care Association and Irving Chamber of Commerce.

Though The Sloan School is not affiliated with any particular denomination, we do believe and teach the Bible as God’s Word.