Junior Kindergarten

Junior Kindergarten is an exciting year as students explore, become more independent, and grow in all areas. Students strengthen their social-emotional skills as they learn how to become a student by understanding classroom routines and expectations of school. They explore early literacy skills, experience hands-on science activities, make connections in math, and foster social emotional development. Junior Kindergarten is magical! 

Old Orchard offers two programs for Jr. Kindergarten:

Half-Day Program: M-F, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Half-day students participate in the core academic portion of the day (Language Arts, Math and Science) as well as Music. Half-day students are picked up as full-day students transition to lunch.

Full-Day Programs: M-F, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Full-day students have Spanish every day in the afternoon (see below for detailed information). The remainder of their day includes a quiet period followed by a varied program of structured and unstructured activities that may involve art, music, P.E., creative play, and outside fun and games.


Teaching Staff

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Cathy Laranang

Cathy Laranang

Titles: Jr. Kindergarten Teacher
Ely Gomez

Ely Gomez

Titles: Spanish Teacher, Lower School Classroom Aide
Ray Marcil

Ray Marcil

Titles: General & After-School Aide, Asst. PE Coach

After completing Jr. Kindergarten, students move up to Kindergarten!