Junior Kindergarten/Half Day (Age 5) 

Valley Christian School is opening a Junior Kindergarten class for the 2017-2018 school year.

Junior Kindergarten will be a structured program that uses kindergarten level curriculum and will be specifically designed for children who are either:

  • old enough for kindergarten, but not quite ready for our full day program; 
    or
  • not 5 years old by August 31, but ready for kindergarten. 

We use a standardized test, developmental test, and other tools to assess the readiness of each child. Junior Kindergarten hours will be Monday through Friday, from 8:45 to 12:45, which includes three hours of instruction and one hour of lunch and recess play. Our Junior Kindergarten will follow the same kindergarten curriculum, but will not be as extensive as what is offered in the full day program. The Junior Kindergarten class will fulfill the necessary instructional hours required by the state of Washington for kindergarten.

When a child graduates from Junior Kindergarten, he or she will have the opportunity to be placed in either the kindergarten class the following year, or in first grade, depending on teacher recommendations. A student whose birthday does not make the first grade cut-off date of 6 years old by August 31 will be placed in the kindergarten class.