Saint Philip the Apostle School Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Program Thank you for your interest in the TK program here at Saint Philip School! This brief tutorial outlines the basics of the program and how it will benefit your child here at Saint Philip's!
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a two-year kindergarten readiness program for students who turn the age of five between September 2nd and December 2nd. This two-year TK program provides a parallel curriculum that meets the needs of these younger students in a Kindergarten classroom setting. Please review the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) below for details related to this exciting program!
What does a TK program look like? A Transitional Kindergarten program is similar to a Kindergarten program. The main difference is that a TK program offers a curriculum that is modified meet the educational and social-emotional needs of our TK students. The program is held in the Kindergarten classroom and is a full-day program.
What are the requirements for entering a TK program? TK programs are established for those students whose fifth birthday falls between September 2nd and December 2nd. Students are tested and evaluated using the school’s kindergarten readiness testing procedures. The results of this testing determines not only Kindergarten readiness but readiness for the TK program (as appropriate). After the first year, our TK students are re-evaluated to determine either a First Grade placement or a continuation of the second year of the TK program. Regular state-mandated immunization and other documentation requirements are still in place. Are there any tuition differences for the Saint Philip’s TK program versus a Kindergarten program? There are not tuition changes or adjustments for this program. The current regular tuition fee schedule applies.
How can I apply for the Saint Philip TK program? The application process for the TK program is the same as our traditional Kindergarten program. Please go to our school's admissions page for additional information and application documents.
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