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Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Requirements

St. Benedict Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten (K) requirements
Transitional Kindergarten TK Enrollment Requirements
  • TK students that enroll early must complete 2 years of our TK program
  • Must be 4 years old by December 1st of the TK school year, otherwise must agree to two years of TK program.
  • TK students must meet the potty training requirement. No exceptions. 
* Potty Training Requirement*
Must be fully potty trained. No potty accidents. No pull-ups/diapers. Students must be able to complete restroom self care independently, this includes undressing, wiping themselves and washing hands. No exceptions.
Kindergarten (K) Enrollment Requirements
Requirements for TK students transitioning to K students
  • Must be 5 years old by December 1st of the Kindergarten school year.
  • Pass the final TK test focusing in kindergarten readiness. (*Kinder readiness consists of skills listed below)
  • TK students that do not pass the final TK test will be required to attend kindergarten summer school. No Exceptions. 
Requirements for New St. Benedict Kindergarten Students:
  • Must be 5 years old by December 1st of the Kindergarten school year.
  • Students are able to perform independent bathroom practices.
  • Independently pass the kindergarten readiness test.
     * Kindergarten readiness test consist of the following:
  • fine motor skills (gripping correctly and writing control with a pencil)
  • letter identification
  • cutting with scissors
  • write his/her name
  • number identification and counting
  • shape identification
  • color identification
  • demonstrates classroom readiness (sit for a lesson's length of time, follow teacher directives)
  • demonstrates social and emotional readiness (displays self-control, adaptability, civility, patience, pays attention)
** New students that meet the kinder age requirement but do not pass the kindergarten readiness test will be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten.