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Application Procedure

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

  1. Applications are now being accepted.  Please visit to access our online application. All applications must be completed by January 12, 2018.
  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. Please Note: Student must be five years old by September 1, 2018.
  4. In addition, a referral form from your child's current preschool teacher is needed in order to complete your child's application.

All admission letters will be sent by January 30, 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 $1100.00 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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