Transitional Kindergarten (Pre-K)

OPEN REGISTRATION for 2018 (see below for details or CLICK HERE)!

The TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN program is similar to our Kindergarten program, but tailored to 4-year-old and young fives.  The program includes structured playtime with the goal of encouraging curiosity and developing behaviors and disciplines needed to have a strong start to the child’s education!

  • OPEN to children who turn FOUR by OCT. 15th of the school year.
  • ½ day program (2 Options – T/W/Th or M-F)
  • The program begins TUESDAY, AUGUST 15th, 2017, and follows the school calendar including holidays, teacher workdays, and breaks.
  • The last day of the program is THURSDAY, MAY 24th, 2018.  The calendar can be found here. 
  • Uniforms are required (purchased by parents).
  • Tuition includes daily incidentals (but not SNACKS or LUNCH)
  • “Pre-Grammar” classical curriculum, introducing students to school life with an emphasis on developing reading readiness and math foundations, along with lots of nature, art, music, and good books!
  • After school care is available by way of our other programs: Moms’ Helper (12:00 to 2:45) and Bradford Plus (2:45 to 5:45). See below for more information.
  • Financial Aid is not available for this program.
  • ONLY 15 SPOTS are available.
  • PLEASE READ Bradford Academy’s Statement of Faith before beginning the registration process.  It can be found here and in our Handbook (pg. 7) found here.
Sample Daily Schedule:
  • 7:40 – 8:10: Arrival and Daily Preparation  Hang backpacks, sign-in, bring items needed for class. Check for morning jobs and begin morning assignment which will be individually directed activities to build skills needing review.
  • 8:10 – 8:30: Morning Meeting Pledge, Calendar, Weather, name activity, shapes and colors.
  • 8:30 – 9:00: Math Meeting and Centers  Introduction of concepts, counting, centers reinforcing new skill and lesson. One center will involve individual instruction with a teacher.
  • 9:00 – 9:30: Theme Adventure  Various: Life skills, art, music, science, social study
  • 9:30 – 9:45: Bible Story read by teacher, discuss concept of lesson, prayer, memory verse, role play, activities reinforcing big idea including art, songs and games
  • 9:45 – 10:30: Bathroom Break, Snack and Recess/Free Play
  • 10:30 – 11:15: Literacy Meeting and Centers  Read aloud, discuss model, oral language, and vocabulary. Phonemic awareness activity and expanded letter time including handwriting instruction. Centers to follow meeting including one that will involve individual instruction with a teacher.
  • 11:15 – 11:30: Clean Up and Pack Up – Bathroom Break
  • 11:30 – 11:45: Review Meeting  Review Concepts, songs, share thankfulness and prayer
  • 11:45 – 12:00: Story read aloud by teacher and dismissal
OPTION # 1 – Three Days (T/W/Th)
  • 8 AM to Noon
  • $2,500 annual tuition
  • 10 monthly payments of $250, August 2017 to May 2018
OPTION # 2 – Five Days (M-F)
  • 8 AM to Noon
  • $3,800 annual tuition
  • 10 monthly payments of $380, August 2017 to May 2018
  • Moms’ Helper – (12:00 to 2:45) $11/day, billed monthly.
    • Students will join Regular K students for lunch (bring lunch from home)
    • Enjoy a quiet time/nap
    • Spend time outdoors and additional activities
  • Bradford Plus – (2:45 to 5:45) Click here for information.
  • To begin registration, click the link below.
  • Complete the online registration.
  • Parents and child will be invited to an orientation meeting at the school.  At that time the parent should submit a $75 registration fee.  This is non-refundable and is in addition to the tuition.  The contract will be presented and discussed.
  • Parents should return the contract with the first month’s payment in order to secure the child’s spot in the program.