Kindergarten

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The Kindergarten program at Assumption-St. Bridget School provides the foundation for a nine-year journey of personal, spiritual, and academic growth. ASB students develop critical thinking skills and express their insights in new ways as they experience what it means to be part of a faith community. Throughout their years at ASB, students build on the skills that they begin to develop in kindergarten.  ASB students explore their own strengths and talents and develop an understanding of themselves as learners. They develop effective study habits and gain the knowledge and skills that they need to succeed beyond ASB.  We strive to develop leaders for the future who are Inspired to Learn, Called to Serve, and Prepared to Lead.

Prospective families are invited to attend our Open House on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Student-led tours begin at 9:30am, followed by an information session led by Principal Christina McGill and Assistant Principal Jeff Pozarski.  If you have questions, please contact our Director of Admissions, Kelley Kane at kkane@asbschool.org, or call 206.524.7452 x5133.

Key Facts

  • Students must be 5 years old by August 31st in order to be eligible for enrollment in Kindergarten.
  • Incoming kindergarten students are screened using the Gesell Developmental Observation. Through this screening, teachers can identify the developmental ages of students, which often differs from their chronological ages. The screening provides parents and teachers with information about the child’s readiness for kindergarten, and it helps the teachers plan appropriate instruction for the students.
  • ASB Kindergarten is full-day, from 8:30am to 3:00pm, with Monday dismissal at 2:00pm.
  • Classes are taught by certified teachers, assisted by two full-time aides.
  • Students have two outdoor recess periods each day.
  • Kindergarteners gather with the rest of the school community for liturgies and other shared prayer experiences.
  • Weekly learning centers (with parent volunteers) allow students to work in small group activities centered around phonics, art, math, social studies, science, and reading.
  • Students participate in a school-wide “buddy” program. Each kindergartener is paired with a fourth-grade student. Throughout the year, buddies work together in a variety of ways, enriching the school experience and helping Kindergarteners build relationships with older students.

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