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Welcome to Kindergarten

Sparking curiosity & wonder in each student.

Kindergarten in District 191 offers children a comprehensive, creative learning experience that is centered on students and their academic, social and emotional success. Our teachers are nurturing, highly skilled and focused on helping each student grow. Most importantly, kindergarten in District 191 is a place where learning is fun.

"My goal is that children think of themselves as readers, writers, artists and mathematicians by the end of the school year!" - Jennifer McCarthy, Rahn Elementary

Kindergarten students experience many new things as they develop skills in independent learning, problem solving, cooperation with others, making wise decisions and respect.

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A Typical Day in Kindergarten

When it comes to kindergarten, no day is typical. It's a time for extraordinary growth as students establish a love of learning and an excitement for school.

Generally, the day starts with greeting, sharing, news and announcements. Students are involved in reading-related activities for about two hours each day and math-related activities for about an hour. Students also work with specialists in physical education, art, music and digital learning. There are snacks and lunch, and usually time for free play. There may also be rest time, especially at the beginning of the year.

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Elementary Pathways | Spark Wonder

Pathways in elementary school sparks curiosity and wonder in our PreK–5 students. Students discover a world of possibilities through rich learning experiences in our four career fields. 

  • Arts, Communications and Literacy
  • Design, Engineering and STEM
  • Health, Wellness and Social-Emotional Learning
  • Entrepreneurship

Enroll in Kindergarten

We can't wait to meet you and your child! Learn what you need to enroll in kindergarten, including an enrollment checklist.

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