Calvary Pre-Kindergarten Program

These transitional kindergarten classes serve children ages 4.6-5.5 (in September) and features a small class size, a great student-teacher ratio, dedicated classroom space, and our outdoor program. Classes are limited to 15-18 students with two fully certified teachers and an assistant. The program runs from 8:30am-1:30pm, Monday through Friday, with our outdoor program meeting at Golden Gate Park Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Our Outdoor Program is enjoyed by our two Pre-K classes. They spend two days a week exploring the meadows, lakes, and trails of Golden Gate Park where they learn about the plants and wildlife of their outdoor classroom. This nature education is a unique opportunity for them to appreciate and learn about how to care for the environment.   The program invites the children to climb trees, dig in the sand and participate in an open ended, unstructured time to learn.

In this class, students are given broad and varied hands-on experiences in letter recognition, early math and literacy, science, exploration of the community through field trips, plus an exemplary social-emotional curriculum of ‘life skills” that prepares children for the social dynamics of elementary school. The small class size and longer day allows the pre-kindergarten children to pursue interests through in-depth experiences which change each year depending on the interests of a particular class.

The pre-kindergarten classes also participate in music, art and movement by our school specialists, and on a daily basis eats lunch at school and enjoys the rooftop play space for at least an hour.

Pre-Kindergarten Daily Schedule

Time PeriodActivity
8:30 – 8:50Arrival & Greeting
8:50 – 9:00Morning Meeting
9:00 – 10:15Open Exploration & Play
10:15 – 10:20Clean Up
10:20 – 10:45Snack Period
10:45 – 11:00Book Readings
11:00 – 12:00Rooftop Outdoor Playtime
12:10 – 12:55Workshop, Art, Music or Gynmastics
12:25 – 12:55Lunch BreakIndoor Free Play
1:00 – 1:15Indoor Free Play
1:15 – 1:20Clean Up
1:15 – 1:20Preparation for Going Home
1:30Dismissal & Pickup