Like good scientists, four-year-old children are observant and inquisitive, always asking “Why?” The LFCDS Junior Kindergarten (JK) program is designed to maximize children’s natural curiosity by helping them explore patterns and connections in the world around them. Literacy and math activities are integrated throughout the science-based JK curriculum. As students go on nature hikes, make observations, and record their findings in journals, they gain confidence in their ability to make sense of the natural world. Specialists teach Spanish, music, and physical education.

JK students are transitioning from half-day preschool to full-day senior kindergarten, so the weekly schedule includes both full and half days. In addition, JK children have opportunities to extend their half days through lunchtime or until 3:30 p.m., or extend any day until 6:00 p.m. through the Extended School Program.
The LFCDS Junior Kindergarten program is for children who have turned four on or before September 1

Program Details

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  • 2019-2020 Tuition

    Three full days with two half days—$19,050
  • Teacher-to-student ratio

  • Class Hours

    Three Full Days: 8:15 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
    Two Half Days: 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Curriculum Guide


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  • Photo of Marlo LaCorte

    Marlo LaCorte 

    Junior Kindergarten Teacher (JKFL)
    (847) 615-6235
  • Photo of Sarah Stricker

    Sarah Stricker 

    Grade 1 Teacher (1SS)
    (847) 615-6136
  • Photo of Jennifer Farrell

    Jennifer Farrell 

    Junior Kindergarten Teacher (JKFL), Junior Kindergarten Team Leader
    (847) 615-6210
  • Photo of Roberta Serafini

    Roberta Serafini 

    Junior Kindergarten Teacher (JKSM)
    (847) 615-6214
  • Photo of Maria Hempen

    Maria Hempen 

    Early Childhood and Lower School Music Teacher, Early Childhood Spanish Teacher
    (847) 615-6184
  • Photo of Ted Stewart

    Ted Stewart 

    Director of Student Programs and Engagement
    (847) 615-6132
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