Lamphere's Kindergarten program is an all day, 5 days a week program offered at all four of our elementary schools.  Our young learners are immersed in a full academic curriculum along with arts, music, physical and world cultures.

Junior Kindergarten

Junior Kindergarten will provide advantages and alternatives for our eligible Kindergarten age students.  “This program is designed for students who would benefit from a two year kindergarten experience,” said Jane Jurvis, Lamphere’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction.  “The curriculum is a play-based, learn-by-doing approach, involving more active learning than the traditional kindergarten program, allowing students the ‘gift of time’ to enhance their social, self-monitoring, fine motor and academic skills.” The program is a full day schedule and will follow the same school calendar as all other Lamphere schools.

Students who meet the state’s entry eligibility standards with a birthday on or before September 1 are eligible. Students who have a birthday between September 1 and December 1 of the same school year may also enroll with a parent-signed waiver.

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Kindergarten Age Waiver

A child may be enrolled in Kindergarten if they are five years old on September 1 in the school year of enrollment. Parents of children who will turn five years old between September 2 and December 1 must complete the Kindergarten Age Waiver form in order for their child to enroll in Kindergarten for the upcoming school year.

Kindergarten Age Waiver Form

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact any of our schools.

Edmonson Elementary 

621 E. Katherine, Madison Heights, MI

Amy Guzynski - Principal, (248) 547-5342
Amy Cooper - School Secretary

  Hiller Elementary 

400 E. LaSalle, Madison Heights, MI

Brad Sassack - Principal, (248) 589-0406
Tammie Eason - School Secretary
Lessenger Elementary

30150 Campbell, Madison Heights, MI

Jackie Sosin - Principal, (248) 589-0556
Nancy Hasho - School Secretary
  Simonds Elementary

30000 Rose Ave., Madison Heights, MI

Tina Davis - Principal, (248) 547-5292
Krista Nagy - School Secretary

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