Kindergarten thru 8th Grade Registration

This is certainly an exciting time in your child’s life as he/she prepares to enter Kindergarten.  St. Raphael the Archangel School hosts an all-day Kindergarten, with an after-care option.  Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year is underway.  To attend kindergarten at St. Raphael the Archangel school, your child must be 5 years old on or before July 31st.  Once your child is registered for kindergarten you will receive information regarding our kindergarten screening process.

All incoming kindergartners are screened prior to entering kindergarten.  One of the measures our school uses to help teachers plan for your child and classmates is called KIDS-the Missouri Kindergarten Inventory of Developmental Skills.  It is a brief sample of each child’s present performance of school related tasks rather than an estimate of learning potential.  It helps us determine whether more information is needed in planning the best program for your child.  KIDS also provides information about the areas in which parents can encourage appropriate activities at home. 

Learning is a natural part of growing, and the child who receives encouragement and praise for even the smallest achievement gains the confidence and motivation to try for bigger things.  The areas screened for Kindergarten include number concepts, auditory skills, paper/pencil skills, language concepts, visual skills, and gross motor skills.  Scores are based upon your child’s age.