Kindergarten

Kindergarten is an exciting stage in your child’s life. Our goal at Shalom Christian Academy is to provide academic excellence from a Biblical perspective so that our students are prepared to be successful in a world in which they live.

In kindergarten, your child will be introduced to letters and their sounds. These are the foundations for reading. Manipulatives will often be used to teach the logic and order of math. Bible stories and verse memorization will also be a regular part of your child’s education. Science and social studies will teach your child about the world around us. Music, art, and physical education provide additional enrichment experiences for students.

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Castles, Forts, Swings & More

Our expansive playground gives students places to explore, exercise, and enjoy the fresh air. 

SCHEDULE
Kindergarten classes operate on the same daily hours as other grades at Shalom Christian Academy. There are two scheduling options available:
 
Option 1 – Students attend every day.
Option 2 – Alternate day kindergarten meets Monday, Wednesday, and on alternate Fridays or Tuesday, Thursday, and on alternate Fridays. It is a separate class and not an “add on” to the everyday kindergarten.
 
Please note: A detailed kindergarten calendar is mailed to parents of alternate day students at the beginning of the school year.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?
 
Click here to learn more about tuition rates for our kindergarten programs.
 
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To request a visit, click here.
 
Questions about the kindergarten programs at Shalom Christian Academy? Call Elementary Principal Jaime Keller at (717) 375-2223 or email jkeller@shalomca.com.
 

CURRICULUM
Both kindergarten classes offer:

  • Language arts, and math programs to promote success in first grade
  • Exciting hands-on math curriculum and activities that teach concepts through play and fun activities
  • Kid writing journals
  • Fundamental science and social studies programs
  • Daily instruction and modeling of important Bible themes and Biblical character building qualities
  • Bible memory program
  • Christian character curriculum
  • Physical education, music, chorus, art, and library classes weekly
  • Educational learning centers
  • 2-3 field trips
  • Afternoon rest time
  • A lot of fun, love, and nurturing to grow academically, emotionally, and spiritually

Academically, students in either kindergarten cover the same material.
 
Highlights of every day kindergarten class:

  • More field trips taken in addition to those scheduled with the alternating day class
  • Weekly science experiments and exploration
  • Extended hands-on activities to reinforce concepts studied in language arts, math, and science
  • Cooking and creating class weekly
  • More art and craft activities throughout the week
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