Kindergarten and First Grade

    • KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE ENROLLMENT
    • SOUTH MADISON'S REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
    • FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR! 
    • Resident | Non-resident | In-District Transfers | Early Entrance
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    • KINDERGARTEN:   South Madison offers a full-day Kindergarten that meets 5 days per week.  No tuition. Only textbook fees.  Parents are encouraged to register their child for kindergarten if he/she will be 5 years old by August 1, 2021. 
    • The kindergarten provides a variety of learning experiences that develop students academically, socially, and civically.  A successful kindergarten experience includes a range of factors:
      • language skills, including oral, reading, and writing
      • mathematics skills, including number sense, computation, and use of models and tools
      • general knowledge of the world, including being part of a functioning community, sense of time, symbols of the nation, and physical environment
      • process skills such as patience, perseverance, precision, and problem-solving
      • the 4 Cs: communication, collaboration, creative thinking, and critical thinking
      • social and emotional well-being, including self-confidence, empathy, positive self-regulation, and a growth mindset 
      • physical health and sensory-motor skills
      Each child is unique and our goal is to support each child's growth.  Teachers and administrators embrace the diversity of each child and focus on the development of the whole child. 
       
      Benefits of Full Day Kindergarten, IDOE

    • REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022
      Kindergarten Round-Up Flyer
    • We are “rounding up” incoming kindergarteners for the 2020-21 school year.  Kindergarten round-up will be by appointment only to allow for a safe and healthful experience for each family.  Please plan to attend at your home school.  Additional registration information
    • Enrollment flyer - Click HERE 
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    • KINDERGARTEN READINESS
    • To ensure that your child is ready and prepared for kindergarten, please see the Kindergarten Readiness page for links to documents and videos related to skills that are necessary for success in kindergarten.

    • AGE REQUIREMENT
      In order to enroll in kindergarten, students must be 5 years of age on or before August 1 of the school year.  Similarly, a student must be 6 years of age on or before August 1 of the school year to enroll in first grade. 

    • ENTRANCE WAIVER DUE TO AGE
      South Madison does have a waiver option for incoming Kindergarten and First-grade students whose birthday is after August 1 and before October 1.  Click here to view information about South Madison's early entrance waivers for incoming Kindergarten and 1st-grade students.

      • ENTRANCE WAIVER DUE TO NOT ATTENDING KINDERGARTEN
        If a child seeking to enroll in first grade has not attended kindergarten, the school will determine whether the student should be enrolled in first grade or kindergarten based on a screening process. Click here to view information about South Madison's entrance waivers for incoming first-grade students who have not attended kindergarten.