Our Junior Kindergarten program focuses on children who will be five by October 31st and are looking for an accelerated Pre-K program, or a transitional year between preschool and kindergarten.
It is a child’s developmental age, not chronological age, which determines readiness for school. Give your child time to grow emotionally, socially, intellectually, and physically in a program dedicated to meeting individual needs through positive socialization, hands-on learning, and emergent literacy.
The Junior Kindergarten program features a five-day program and extended school day. JK students are asked to master additional skills not required of a Pre-K student. These skills may included an increased ability to write both capital and lower-case letters and simple stories; write numerals to 20 and explore simple addition; and the introduction of sight words which often leads to beginning reading skills. With a focus on science and engineering one day a week, the students investigate and analyze scientific topics in the areas of chemistry, life science, and physics.
As the oldest students in the school, these students serve as leaders and role models for younger students and often take on increased leadership opportunities in both chapel and school-wide events.