Junior Kindergarten

Junior Kindergarten - The Gift of Time


Junior KindergartenLamphere Schools is offering a Junior Kindergarten. This program is designed for students who would benefit from a two-year kindergarten experience.

• The Junior Kindergarten curriculum will have a more play-based, learn by doing approach.
• Junior Kindergarten students will receive art, music and physical education classes.

The flowchart below will be helpful in deciding the best placement for your child:

 >>> What's the best placement Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten flowchart

 >>> Junior Kindergarten FAQ 2019-2020

Junior Kindergarten information will be shared with different stakeholders in multiple venues in the next few months. Lamphere Schools proudly offers one section of Junior Kindergarten to be hosted at Hiller Elementary. Transportation must be provided by families.

Age Requirement for the 2019-2020 School Year
In order to be eligible for Junior Kindergarten, students must either be 5 years old by September 1 or be eligible for an early entry option which requires a parent-signed waiver (see below) and a birthday between September 1 and December 1.

This five day a week program is at no cost to families. Consequently, the target audience is students who qualify for a waiver or those who would benefit from the gift of time. Students who need to enhance their social, self-monitoring, fine motor, and academic skills or had a limited preschool experience could also be a good match for the program.

Our Junior Kindergarten will be taught by a certified teacher.

 >>> Lamphere Kindergarten Age Waiver


Junior Kindergarten Informational Meeting
Information about Junior Kindergarten will be shared at our Kindergarten Round-up meetings on March 13, 2019 at all four of our elementary schools beginning at 6:00 pm.  


2019-2020 Junior Kindergarten Interest Form
If you are interested in having your child attend Lamphere's Junior Kindergarten program in the fall please complete the form below.  

**Please note*** This form is intended to calculate interest in the program, this does NOT enroll your child into The Lamphere Schools.