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Application Procedure

For Academic Year 2018 - 2019, the kindergarten application procedure is as follows:

  1. Applications are now being served on an individual basis.  Please turn them into our Sunset Campus- 3101 Moraga St (at 37th Ave.).
  2. Please include a non-refundable, non-transferable check for $150.00 made out to West Portal Lutheran School.
  3. A copy of your child's birth certificate must also be attached to your application.
  4. In addition, a referral form from your child's current preschool teacher is needed in order to complete your child's application.

Kindergarten applications are currently being accpeted.

Please call 415-731-3000 for availability.  

Please Note: Student must be five years old by September 1, 2018.

Acceptance is based on the following:

  1. Established membership in West Portal Lutheran Church.
  2. Brothers or sisters in West Portal Lutheran School.
  3. Children of Alumni of West Portal Lutheran School.
  4. Application information.
  5. Pre-school evaluation.

Due within two weeks of acceptance is a $1000.00 non-refundable, non-transferable tuition deposit which is applied to the first month's tuition and which guarantees your child's space for the ensuing year.

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Motor Skills

  • Involve child in cutting and pasting activities.
  • Encourage child to color and stay within the lines.
  • Assist child in developing gross motor coordination: hopping, skipping, running, galloping, throwing, and catching.

Concept Skills

  • Familiarize child with different parts of his/her body.
  • Assist him/her in recognizing left and right.
  • Encourage him/her to write and recognize his/her first and last names.
  • Develop an awareness of colors and shapes of familiar objects.
  • Recognize and name the following colors: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, black, brown, gray, pink, and white.

Language Skills

  • Read together; develop the love of reading through books.  Have child recall facts of a simple story.
  • Talk to your child often and encourage him/her to speak clearly using sentences.
  • Give child simple oral directions.
  • Encourage child to follow directions closely.
  • Encourage child to create stories.
  • Introduce child to the letters of the alphabet.
  • Encourage him/her to recognize all upper and lower case letters.
  • Teach child to recognize and name the numerals 1-10.

Self-care Skills

  • Teach child basic self-care skills: washing hands; brushing teeth; buttoning and zipping shirts, jackets, and pants; and tieing shoes.
  • Teach child to clean up after self.

Social Development

  • Encourage child to play cooperatively.
  • Encourage child to start his/her own play activity.
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