Children who turn 5 by the first day of school will be eligible for Kindergarten. Children who turn five within the fall semester of the school year will need to pass a Kindergarten Readiness Test in order to be eligible.
Read further to learn more about each program and the advantages they hold for your child.
- Full-day: Our full-day students begin the day with us at 8:20. Kindergarten uses all ABeka curriculum. Core subjects are generally taught in the morning with various “special” classes given throughout the week. After lunch, students have a short rest time before continuing on with the rest of their day. The Kindergarten class is self-contained.
- Half-day: Our half-day students begin the day with us at 8:20 and have the option to stay through lunchtime (12:15). Kindergarten uses all ABeka curriculum. Core subjects are generally taught before lunch, but the pace of the curriculum may require some additional work with parents at home. Half-day students participate in the “special” classes that are offered before lunch. The Kindergarten class is self-contained.
- We hold our students to a high standard and encourage them in whatever ways possible to work to their highest God-given potential. Our classroom sizes keep the student-to-teacher ratio low. This provides our teachers the opportunity to give a lot of one-on-one attention and individualized teaching to each student. Our teachers are experienced, creative, and loving, and work hard to make learning fun!
- Students attend a chapel service every week, and parents are also invited to attend these services. The high school worship team leads the music time, and a speaker is brought in each week to share God’s Word based on the year’s theme verse.
- Parents play a vital role in our school as they volunteer in the classroom, help with fundraisers, chaperone field trips, help with playground and lunchroom supervision, and serve in the office.
- Kindergarteners take “Specials” classes throughout the week to enhance their overall learning experience. All students take Art, Music, Computers, and PE.
- We believe that learning can take place both inside the classroom and out. Students generally take educational field trips once a month. Field trips are designed to enhance the learning that is taking place in the classroom and to expose the students to varied experiences throughout the year. Field trips often include a trip to the Phoenix or Wildlife World Zoo, Pioneer Arizona, Phoenix Symphony Hall, Arizona Science Center, various theaters, grocery stores, libraries, museums, fire stations, farms, the Halle Heart Center, and many others. We also take part in educational activities and events that take place in our community on occasion.
ACSI and school-wide meets
- Faith Christian School students are given the opportunity to participate in several school-wide and regional ACSI activities each year including a Spelling Bee, Art Fairs, a Speech Meet and a Science Extravaganza.
- Faith Christian School encourages student leadership by helping students find joy and fulfillment in genuine ministry to others. Teachers plan service projects throughout the year which involve students in significant, age-appropriate ministry opportunities.
STO Funds Eligibility
- Students in the Kindergarten program are eligible to receive STO funds.
ESA Funds Eligibility
- Students in the Kindergarten program are eligible to receive ESA funds if he/she turns five years old by August 1st of the school year.
Kindergarten Readiness Policy for Four Year Old children
Children who turn four years old in the fall must take a Readiness Assessment in order to be enrolled for Kindergarten. This Assessment will only be available during the summer months.
Kindergarten to First Grade Promotion Policy
Please note: If at the end of the school year the child has not made the necessary progress for promotion to 1st grade, the school may recommend that the child re-enroll in the Kindergarten class for the next school year.)