Our academic kindergarten is a half-day program. Morning sessions are from 7:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and afternoon sessions are from 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. In order to allow families to extend the day into a full school day, we offer a for-fee program called Kindergarten Enrichment. Kindergarten Enrichment compliments the academic kindergarten day and allows your student to attend school for the full school day from 7:55 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. For information regarding enrichment fees, please contact the school office at 602-938-5517.
If you are interested in enrolling your child for the enrichment program, please indicate this on your pre-enrollment form. You may enroll at any time as space allows, however, seats are limited. Placement in Enrichment utilizes the same order as classroom admittance; sibling placement, lotter order, then first-come/first-placed.
Enrichment is the opportunity to explore more broadly and deeply in academic performance objective areas set out by the Arizona Department of Education and to open new horizons into additional areas. Enrichment is not a repeat of curriculum in the regular kindergarten class. Enrichment is a greater focus on science, history/Social Studies, presenting skills and social development. Kindergarten Enrichment is an alternative and complimentary presentation of mathematical and language arts concepts. The activities to promote education in these areas are activities generally not presented in older grades, so as not to “steal the thunder” of future classes or set up your student with a “been there, done that” future experience. Therefore, when we study volcanoes and earth layers, we will not make individual volcanoes using baking soda, but we will make an earth layer parfait. Math skills and special relationships are taught with dice games and chess.
Topics covered in enrichment include geography, geology, animal classifications and life cycles, the human body structure and senses, animal habitats, some Native American tribes, American presidents, and the 50 states.
For information on the total fee for Kindergarten Enrichment, please contact our office at 602-938-5517. Enrichment is not a “drop in” program. Families may choose to pay in full or enter into an installment agreement, spreading tuition over 10 equal payments. New enrollments and early withdrawals from the program will be prorated based on the number of days in attendance. A non-refundable $50 registration/materials fee, along with a 10% non-refundable tuition deposit, is due to secure your child’s enrollment.