Kindergarten (K3 / K4 / K5 / AK5)

SVCA's Kindergarten Programs begin with Kindergarten for age 3 (K3); and continues through the Advanced Kindergarten (AK5) Program. Currently, all Kindergarten Programs at SVCA are full-day and use the A Beka Book curriculum. Although the programs build off of each other, it is not necessary for a student to complete the year prior to be able to succeed in their classroom.  Each year begins with foundational material.

Each class uses instructional and activity sessions to teach letters, colors, numbers, shapes, and printing. In addition, each class makes time for daily Bible lessons, snack time, playtime, lunch and nap time. The K4, K5, and AK5 Programs teach phonics as the foundational technique to reading and will include lessons on history and science throughout the year.  The K3 Program teaches letter, number, & color recognition, tracing letters, introduction into letters & sounds, and coloring. *K3 Students have the option to attend 2/3 of a day program (8:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.) or a full day program. (8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)  Each program is 5 days a week.

AK5 is comprised of students who have completed the K4 Program and have been recommended into the AK5 Program by the K4 teaching staff based on their academic ability.

The Kindergarten Program begins at 8:15 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. The school year typically begins the day after Labor Day and will conclude in the middle of May with a Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony for the K5 and AK5 students. K3 & K4 students will finish their academic program at the same time as the K5 and AK5 students. All Kindergarten students (K3-AK5) are invited to enroll in a non-academic summer program at SVCA.  Elementary & Upper School programs typically conclude the beginning of June.

Class ratios for 2011-2012

K3 - 5:1

K4 - 10:1

K5/AK5 - 16:1

Extended care is available before and after school. (6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:22


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