Kindergarten

LHCS is excited about the choices it offers parents in its Junior and Senior Kindergarten programs! Parents can choose between part time and full time kindergarten for their child.

Part time Kindergarten is offered as a 50% program on Monday, Wednesday and alternate Fridays or Tuesday, Thursday and alternate Fridays. Parents can also choose to enroll their child in our 5 full day Kindergarten program.

Browse answers to frequently asked questions below. You can also learn more by visiting our Enrollment and Tuition pages. Please also contact us at anytime with any other questions or comments.

 

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Does the curriculum differ between the part time and full time Kindergarten programs?

The core curriculum and learning expectations of both part time and full time Kindergarten programs will be the same. The programming differs in that the full time kindergarten will offer more reinforcement and review of the concepts and skills taught as well as more play and enrichment activities to compliment the curriculum. The themes studied in order to develop these core skills will vary in each program to minimize repetition.

Will my child be “behind” if they don’t attend full time Kindergarten?

No. The core curriculum and overall expectations will remain the same for both programs. Students will be similarly evaluated and receive the same report card.

Can I sign my child up for the 5 day program and send them for less than 5 days?

The regular scheduled program will continue on days when your child is not there, so there may be concepts your child will miss. However we recognize that for some children 4 days at school may be what they are ready for, and we would accommodate this arrangement. You would still be assessed the full time tuition rate.

How many students are in a Kindergarten class?

Our class size guidelines for Kindergarten are:

JK: 14 students – an Education Assistant will be added when the enrolment reaches 15 students. When the class size exceeds 20 another JK class is formed.

SK: 17 students – an Education Assistant will be added when the enrolment reaches 18 students. When the class size exceeds 22 another SK class is formed.

How much does tuition cost?

Tuition is structured to align with our current scale. Part-time KG is approximately 50% of the tuition for a full time student. 5 day Kindergarten tuition will be the same as a full time student. See our Tuition page for more information.

What if I don’t want to send my child to JK, will there still be a spot for my child in SK?

Yes. Simply let us know so we can do advanced planning.

Would JK kids go on the bus?

This will be up to the parents. A part time rate bus rate is available for part time students.

Are there before and after school programs available?

Yes. LHCS offers both before school (starting at 7:30 am) and after school (until 5:30pm) programs.