Kindergarten Program


    Our full-day Kindergarten program prepares students for elementary school. Learn more about each area of study.

    The focus is on God's gift to us. The message in Kindergarten is that our lives are full of signs of God's love. God cares for us through His helpers: our parents, family, teachers, and all those who help us grow. When we study about our body and how to take care of it, we learn just how wonderfully we are made. Through Baptism we become children of God. The Church teaches us how to love like Jesus, our special friend and brother. In addition, the children attend the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd once a week.

    Language Arts
    In Kindergarten students learn to understand and apply the knowledge of sounds, letters, and words. They learn to become comfortable as readers by reading a variety of materials with fluency and comprehension. They will learn to be comfortable as writers, speakers, and listeners. The program uses a variety of methods to help the children achieve these goals.
    The Kindergarten student develops number sense and an ability to represent numbers in a variety of forms. In addition they will develop spatial sense and an ability to use geometric properties and relationships, measurement, estimation, patterns, relationships, and functions. They will discover how to represent these mathematical properties in real world situations.
    Students are introduced to living and non-living things and learn to distinguish similarities and differences within and between species. They learn to describe and classify objects according to physical properties and learn to demonstrate the relationship between force and motion. They learn to identify sources and behaviors of various forms of energy.
    Social Studies
    The students learn democratic citizenship in the United States, New Jersey, and their local communities. They acquire geographical understanding through the study of maps, the environment, and society. 

Kindergarten Facts

  • Eligibility: The child must be five years old by October 1st.
    Staffing: One certified teacher and one aide in each class 
    Class Size: 18* 
    Five-Day Full-Day Schedule:
    8:15 a.m. - 2:40 p.m
    Aftercare until 6:00 p.m. 

Kindergarten Special Subjects

  • *The Pastor and Principal reserve the right to extend the class size if needed.