Writing a fairy tale as a class is just one way the LFCDS senior kindergarten (SK) program fosters a love of learning while building fundamental academic and life skills. The SK curriculum emphasizes Language Arts, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as growth in comprehension, interpretation, and vocabulary development. Mathematical problem-solving, scientific investigation, social studies, art, music literacy, Mandarin Chinese, physical education and wellness, and free exploration fill each day with rich learning and growth opportunities.

Senior kindergarten is also the bridge to the Lower School. Starting in October, SK students participate in weekly Community Meetings with students in grades 1—4. The SK program is a five-day full-day program, and children have the opportunity to stay until 6:00 p.m. by participating in the Extended School Program.
The LFCDS Senior Kindergarten program is for children who have turned five on or before September 1

Program Details

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  • 2019-2020 Tuition

    Five-day full-day program, includes HandCut Foods lunch program—$23,790
  • Teacher-to-student ratio

  • Class Hours

    8:15 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Curriculum Guide


List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Jason Gronkiewicz-Doran

    Jason Gronkiewicz-Doran 

    Grade 6 Social Studies Teacher
    (847) 615-6164
  • Photo of Stacy Janda

    Stacy Janda 

    Senior Kindergarten Teacher (SKJP)
    (847) 615-6139
  • Photo of Marcia Peterson

    Marcia Peterson 

    Senior Kindergarten Teacher (SKJP)
    (847) 615-6149
  • Photo of William Scroggins

    William Scroggins 

    Physical Education & Wellness Teacher
    (847) 615-6232
  • Photo of Ted Stewart

    Ted Stewart 

    Director of Student Programs and Engagement
    (847) 615-6132
  • Photo of Kimberly Kohl

    Kimberly Kohl 

    Senior Kindergarten Teacher (SKKH)
    (847) 615-6215
  • Photo of Megan Dziekan

    Megan Dziekan 

    Grade 1 Teacher (1MD)
    (847) 615-6213
  • Photo of Maria Hempen

    Maria Hempen 

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

    Kevin Nicholson 

    Early Childhood & Lower School Science Teacher
    (847) 615-6154
  • Photo of Suzanne Stanczak

    Suzanne Stanczak 

    Physical Education & Wellness Teacher
    (847) 615-6122
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