Press Release posted 4/25/12 – Registration is now open for admission into the new Junior Kindergarten program atSt.RitaSchoolfor the 2012-2013 academic year. The full-day program, available to 4 and 5-year olds, will prepare students for classroom routines with plenty of time for free-exploration.
The developmentally-based curriculum is designed for the “early 5-year old” who is ready to move beyond pre-school. Teacher-directed and child-initiated activities will prepare students for kindergarten and foster development in the areas of language, math, literacy, imaginative play, social awareness, construction, technology, art and music.
“We’re delighted to fill this long-standing need in our community,” said Principal Joanne Harabedian. “We are looking forward to launching a program that will bridge the transition from nursery school to formal schooling, while focusing on the children’s social, physical and cognitive development.”
The Junior program’s day is from 8am to 3pm with after-school care available. Enrollment packets are available in the school office for students who will be 4 1/2 by September of this year. Contact the school office at (626) 355-6114 for more information.
St.RitaSchool, located at322 N. Baldwin Ave.in Sierra Madre, is a Catholic parish school, ranked fourth in the Los Angeles Diocese, with a focus on faith, stewardship and academic excellence.