Kindergarten is a time for children to expand their love of learning, their general knowledge, their ability to get along with others.
At Our Lady of the Wayside School, we are dedicated to enriching our students’ minds, fostering a deep and meaningful faith in each child, and expanding their talents. This mission is part of the education we give to all our students, including preschool and kindergarten. We use Handwriting Without Tears and Jolly Phonics to continue verbal lessons learned in our preschool programs. We incorporate math, science and social studies in many different ways that are age-appropriate. Every classroom has a set of iPads. Technology is used to help with math concepts and reading skills. All day Kindergarten students participate in Art, Library, Music, and PE. We value every student as a child of God. Each day begins with morning prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and daily announcements – all of which are led by OLW students over the PA system. (This year, students are not allowed to be in the office to help lead the prayer and pledge.)
Kindergarten Options 2021-2022
Half Day Mornings (8:20 – 11:30am)
All Day (8:20am – 3:05pm)
A Kindergarten extension on Wednesday is offered to half-day students with dismissal at 3:05pm.
Students may be dropped off as early as 8:00am when the older students are arriving.
There is tuition assistance for families in need either through the Tax Credit Scholarship program or through our own scholarship fund.