Transitional Kindergarten

Introducing Transitional Kindergarten:

Our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program at St. Mary School is the initial step in a comprehensive two-year Kindergarten journey.

Designed for our youngest scholars, aged 4 by September 1, TK marks the beginning of their academic adventure within the nurturing environment of St. Mary School.

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  • Key Features of St. Mary School’s TK Program:
    • Early Academic Foundation:
      • TK sets a solid foundation, ensuring that children are well-prepared to thrive in kindergarten and beyond.
      • It serves as an essential stepping stone, allowing our young learners to develop both academically and socially.
    • Parental Empowerment:
      • TK provides parents with an additional option to actively contribute to their child’s educational journey.
      • Offering an extended year of kindergarten readiness, parents can actively participate in fostering the maturity and skills crucial for their child’s success.
    • Critical Milestone Achievement:
      • A year in our TK program significantly contributes to kindergarten readiness, laying the groundwork for future success.
      • This early start is particularly impactful, aiding children in achieving proficient reading skills by the critical milestone of third grade.
  • Long-term Impact on Educational Success:
    • The St. Mary School TK program is strategically designed to propel children toward academic excellence, setting the stage for high school graduation.
    • By focusing on kindergarten readiness and early literacy skills, we empower our students to confidently navigate their educational journey with the necessary skills and maturity.
  • Students must be 4 years old by September 1st.
  • Students must attend a “meet & greet” with the TK teacher prior to acceptance.

  • St. Mary School’s TK Curriculum:
    • Our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) at St. Mary School follows a meticulously designed curriculum, ensuring that students are well-prepared for their transition to kindergarten.
    • The curriculum is tailored to nurture early academic, social, and cognitive development in our young learners.
  • Integration into the St. Mary School Community:
    • TK students at St. Mary School seamlessly become part of our vibrant school community, utilizing all school facilities and resources.
    • They actively engage in the school’s hot lunch program, adhere to the school calendar and schedule, and actively participate in various school functions. These include assemblies, Mass, the Advent Program, Spirit Rallies, and a myriad of other enriching experiences.
  • Uniform Policy:
    • As part of our commitment to a cohesive and inclusive school environment, TK students at St. Mary School will wear a school uniform. This helps foster a sense of belonging and unity among all our students.
  • Qualified Instructional Team:
    • St. Mary School’s TK students benefit from dedicated instruction by a credentialed teacher and an experienced Instructional Assistant with specialized expertise in Early Childhood Education.
    • This collaborative teaching approach ensures that our young learners receive personalized attention and guidance tailored to their unique developmental needs.