Our Kindergarten Preparation (K-Prep) is designed to give a child, who may not be ready for the rigors of Kindergarten, more time. It gives them an extra year to work on their fine motor skills, social and emotional growth, or need for more play. As in our 4’s program, the children will work on cognitive skills including pre-math and pre-reading skills as well as be given an opportunity to engage in science activities that are developmentally appropriate (and good messy fun). We use the whole child approach to education: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. All three styles of teaching are used in order to touch every child’s needs.
K-Prep students are typically enrolled at St. Mark's 5 days per week and as we move through the year, the small group learning time for K-Prep students becomes a longer block of time. In addition, Lunch Bunch enrichment classes are offered at different times throughout the year, such as: Mad Science, Soccer Shots, Spanish and Music.