TK & Kindergarten Programs

Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first two year Kindergarten program which blends socialization and play with structured activities. The program is ideal for children who need more academic challenges than offered in a typical preschool setting, but are not yet ready for a full-day Kindergarten. Our TK program is affords young learners a head start and provides them with opportunities to thrive in an environment that is tailored to meet the student’s academic, social, and spiritual needs. In addition to core curriculum, teachers integrate Gospel values throughout all subject areas and assist students in developing effective problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. We are committed to equipping every student with the strong foundation needed for successful life-long learning.

Daily Curriculum

  • Reading/Phonics
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Art
  • Music/Movement
  • Religion

Extracurricular Offerings/Events

  • PEACEKEEPER DAY
  • Classroom Service Projects
  • School-wide Service Projects
  • Field Trips
  • Buddy Program

Technology

The Transitional Kindergarten classroom is equipped with a set of UNOBOOK tablets for individual or small group use. Each student receives a school Google account upon enrollment and devices are available for use throughout the day as requested by the teacher. Additional technology tools for instruction include document cameras equipped with projection systems and school-wide WIFI with web filters.

Classroom Support

Classroom instruction is enhanced with support staff throughout the day. The classroom aide provides support from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. daily. In addition, parent volunteers also assist with special projects, field trips, and other special events.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten is the beginning of a child’s academic journey and a positive experience can instill a genuine love of learning. We at San Carlos School believe students thrive in a safe, nurturing, and academically challenging learning environment. Our goal is to educate the whole child by providing opportunities that promote academic, spiritual, social-emotional, and physical growth. In addition to core curriculum, teachers integrate Gospel values throughout all subject areas and assist students in developing effective problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. We are committed to equipping every student with the strong foundation needed for successful life-long learning.

Daily Curriculum

  • Religion
  • Reading/Phonics
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

Specials Curriculum

  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Technology
  • Library

Extracurricular Offerings/Events

  • PEACEKEEPER DAY
  • Classroom Service Projects
  • School-wide Service Projects
  • Field Trips
  • Sports Rallies

Small Group Instruction

A maximum of 35 students are accepted into the Kindergarten program and are separated into two smaller classes, K1 or K2. There are two teachers, one who teaches the 90 minute Language Arts block in K1, and the second who teaches the 90 minute Math block in K2. Students begin the day in either K1 or K2 which is considered their “homeroom”. After a recess and snack, students switch classrooms and receive instruction for their second block from the teacher in the alternating classroom. After the second block, students return to their original classroom for the remainder of the day. The homeroom teacher teachers the remaining core subjects and monitors the students transition to their specialty classes.

Technology

The Kindergarten classroom is equipped with a set of UNOBOOK tablets for individual or small group use. Each student receives a school Google account upon enrollment and devices are available for use throughout the day as requested by the teacher. Additional technology tools for instruction include document cameras equipped with projection systems, school-wide WIFI with web filters, and a Technology Lab equipped with eighteen work stations.

Classroom Support

Classroom instruction is enhanced with support staff throughout the day. Classroom aides provide support from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily in kindergarten. In addition, parent volunteers also assist in art, P.E., and other specialty classes.