Our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is open to students who turn 4 by March 1st, and have successfully demonstrated academic and social-emotional readiness for the program.
Differences from Pre-Kindergarten
TK is part of elementary school (unlike Pre-K which is part of preschool). As part of elementary school, TK students participate in additional enrichment in the afternoons (Animal & Nature Studies, Art, Music, PE, Spanish, Technology Class, etc.).
TK students are automatically awarded a space in kindergarten for the following school year. Pre-K students must apply for kindergarten; placement is subject to space available.
TK is a full-day program from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM, and students must be enrolled 5 days/week (Pre-K can be a half-day program and students must be enrolled at least 3 days/week).
Both TK and Pre-K students will enroll in Kindergarten the following year. TK follows the same daily structure of elementary school, while Pre-K is more play-based. Not all children who qualify for TK based on their birthdate will be best suited for TK. Your child's teacher and Preschool Director can help you decide if TK would be the best option for your child.