Our TK program exists to serve children who are chronologically ready for kindergarten but would benefit from the gift of an extra year of social and emotional development. The TK learning environment is both structured and exploratory. Structure is provided through a clear and predictable schedule, and exploration is experienced through active learning that is fun, adventurous, creative, and engaging.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Information
- The TK school day runs from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm with the option to stay until 2:30 pm for an additional fee.
- TK applicants must be 5 by December 15 of the year in which they plan to attend.
Kindergarten is foundational to a child’s educational journey. There is a natural curiosity and desire to “soak in” learning at this age. Our experienced, licensed educators create an environment that feels like play, but is actually building foundational skills and promoting a culture of lifelong learning. Children applying to kindergarten at OCS must be 5 by August 1 of the year in which they plan to attend.
Our first and second grade students continue building upon those skills through developmentally appropriate methodologies and pedagogy. Students participate in experiential learning that involves critical thinking, resilience, and cooperation. Hands-on projects and a highly relational atmosphere bring learning to life for our young students.
It is our desire that students see learning as integrated and meaningful. We are Christ-centered and teach through a Biblical lens, which we believe is the best way to instill strong, truth-centered, eternal principles and values. It also allows our students to begin to know and understand their identity and worth in Christ.
Our TK-2 Homeroom Shepherds steward the emotional, social, and spiritual growth of our students. They provide a source of constancy, mentorship, and discipleship as they nurture the whole child. Homeroom Shepherds partner with the educators to help individualize and meet the educational needs of the students