Young 5’s/Developmental Kindergarten (D.K.)

  • Young 5’s attend school Monday-Friday in the morning.
  • Young 5’s are in St. Mary main building.
  • Young 5’s join St. Mary School Kindergarten students.
  • Young 5’s attend music, computers, Library and have art in the classroom.
  • Along with letter, number and shape recognition, focus is given to writing numbers, letters and shapes.
  • Letter sounds and the beginning letter and sound of words are taught.

School Day: 8:00-11:30am Mon.-Friday. Drop off begins at 7:45am. Y5’s are released at 11:30am for pickup.

Please see Tuition Investment sheet for tuition information.

Y5-6 Curriculum & Extra-Curricular Programs

Accreditation: Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools (MANS)

  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Computers
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Library
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Accelerated Reading Program
  • Religion
  • Language Arts
  • Health

Extra-curricular Programs

  • 5th and 6th Grade Camp
  • Girls on the Run
  • Choral Concerts
  • Student Council
  • Art Reach
  • Community Service
  • Religious Retreats

Extra-curricular Programs through Alma Public Schools

  • 5th and 6th Grade Band
  • Some Athletic Programs

School day: 8:00am -3:00pm. Drop off begins at 7:45am. Classes begin at 8:05. Students are released at 3:05 pm for pickup. Please see Tuition Investment sheet for tuition information.


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