Magical Beginnings

 Welcome to the wonderful world of kindergarten! It is our goal to help each child discover the magic of learning. We find out about the world around us by working collaboratively, independently and engaging our minds, hands, and creativity! We invite you to schedule a tour for a first-hand glimpse of kindergarten.


Ascension Lutheran School offers the option of a two-year kindergarten experience designed to increase children’s academic, social, and developmental readiness for the challenges that await them in subsequent grades. Kindergarten placement in the Seedlings Class (transitional kindergarten) or Sprouts Class (traditional kindergarten) is based on age, assessment, preschool recommendation, and parent/teacher conversations.

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten students enjoy a full and rich day from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM (with an option for 1:00 PM pick up for Seedlings). They are busy engaging in hands-on learning of standard academics as well enrichment classes such as Religion, PE, Organic Teaching Garden, Music, Technology, and Spanish is introduced for our Sprouts class. The day includes recesses, lunch, and a read & rest time.

Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten – Age 4 yr 9 months – 5 yrs (must be 5 years by the end of December to qualify) or placement based on assessment and parent/preschool input.

seedlingSeedlings is an exciting transitional kindergarten option for younger children or those who would benefit from a two-year program. It employs age-appropriate curricula introducing the kindergarten standards. Students will develop pre-literacy and pre-math skills with a strong emphasis on social engagement and learning through exploration. This year serves as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten and helps to ensure that our young learners are equipped with the foundational skills and experiences necessary for success in kindergarten and beyond. At the end of Seedlings, students will be evaluated for placement in Sprouts, or in some cases, first grade.


Second-Year Kindergarten – Students must be 5 by September 1.





In the Kindergarten program, children flourish academically and socially in a developmentally appropriate environment. Students feel confident, safe, and loved while being challenged to new heights. In this traditional kindergarten classroom format, students build upon their previous experience whether it be from our TK class or preschool. Upon successful completion of Sprouts, students will advance to first grade.

Meet the Teachers

Elementary Grades

Kindergarten Readiness

Transitional Kindergarten – Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of Transitional Kindergarten? How are Kindergarten concepts introduced? What is the schedule for a TK day? Get the answers to these questions and more…


3 Reasons Why a 2-Year Kindergarten Program May be a Great Choice for Your Child. A transitional kindergarten year can serve as an invaluable bridging year between preschool and kindergarten. Consider these three compelling reasons why a transitional kindergarten year may be best for your student…  

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Kindergarten Exploration Bingo! Kindergarten is a wonderful year of growth and exploration for your child. Preparing for this year can become a fun family adventure!