Kindergarten at Ontario Christian

Providing a rich background of biblically based educational experiences

Ontario Christian School’s Kindergarten program lays an essential foundation for the school years that follow.

We’re rooted in the premise that all children belong to God, and we partner with families to guide them in using and developing the abilities and talents that God has given.

Ontario Christian kindergarten students learn in a caring and supportive environment

Two Options to Serve Your Kindergartner

Ontario Christian elementary library

Five Day Program

Monday Through Friday
8:10 AM – 2:50 PM
Ontario Christian Elementary's spacious playground

Three Day Program

Tuesday Through Thursday
8:10 AM – 2:50 PM

While maintaining the same routines and classroom schedule of the full-time five-day kindergarten program, part-time students move through the curriculum at a quicker pace with our three-day program.

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Growing Christian Leaders

We prepare students for success in first grade through various experiences utilizing the full array of educational opportunities available within our 11-acre campus including:

Bible

Physical Education

Math

Art

Penmandship

Science and Social Studies

Music

Reading Readiness

World Language: Spanish

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions

What are the requirements to attend Ontario Christian School?

The basic requirement is that families attend a Christ-centered Protestant or Catholic church regularly.

What age must my child be to attend Kindergarten at Ontario Christian?

All students who will turn five years old by September 1st, 2021 are welcome to apply for our kindergarten program. Ontario Christian’s preschool, junior kindergarten, and transitional kindergarten programs offer an exceptional learning environment for younger students. Learn more here.

What is the difference between the five day and three day kindergarten program?

While maintaining the same routines and classroom schedule of full-time kindergarteners, part-time students move through the curriculum faster with a three-day program.

Is before and after school care available at Ontario Christian?

Club IMPACT is a before and after-school care ministry that is available exclusively for Ontario Christian students in grades K‐6 who are currently enrolled at the OC Elementary Campus. This program is offered at the hourly rate of $6.50 before school beginning at 6:30 AM and until 6:00 PM after school. Learn more about Club Impact before and after school care.

Why does Ontario Christian assess students?

It has long been recognized that children mature at different rates and ages. Although chronological age is not the best method for determining school readiness, research has shown that children between the ages of five and six are more likely to be successful in a kindergarten program than younger children. At Ontario Christian Elementary School, we have set September 1st as the date by which a child must turn five years old. We also utilize a developmental screening instrument that assesses a child’s readiness to participate in a classroom environment.

 

The developmental screening instrument used at OCES does not measure a child’s intelligence level and cannot predict academic success. Developmental screening does assist us in deciding whether or not a child is developmentally ready to handle the challenges presented to him/her in the classroom environment. The screening tool also assists the kindergarten teachers by providing them with important information about specific strengths and weaknesses.

How much is tuition?

We know that the decision to enroll represents a significant financial commitment for every family and is a considerable investment in your child’s future. Please learn more about affording Ontario Christian and reach our Admissions Department directly by filling out an admission inquiry for detailed information about tuition rates.

Do the students wear uniforms?

Yes, all K-12 students are required to wear uniforms from our current provider, Dennis Uniforms. Preschool students do not wear uniforms and are only required to wear an OC spirit T-shirt on Fridays.

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Meet Our Admissions Team

Thank you for your interest in our school. We can’t wait to meet you and walk with you through each step of the way during the admissions process.

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Elementary and Middle School

Tira Dennis
K-8 Admissions Coordinator
(909) 321-2305

tdennis@ocschools.org

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High School

Nickole Vander Dussen
High School Admissions Coordinator
(909) 984-1756 Ext. 143 or
(909) 994-0588

nvanderdussen@ocschools.org

The Path to Enrollment at Ontario Christian

Step
One

Inquire with Our Admissions Team and Tour our Campus

Submit an admissions inquiry, indicating your interest in applying to our school and letting our team know if you would like an optional in-person or virtual tour of our campus. You are also invited to attend the January 22nd Knights Experience Open House.

Step
Two

Apply Online

Our K-8th Admissions Director, Tira Dennis, will send a link to apply after you have requested a tour or have otherwise connected with us via the Admissions Inquiry.

Step
Three

Assessment

All kindergarten students will be scheduled for an assessment to determine their readiness to participate in a classroom environment.

Step
Four

Family Interview

An administrator/principal will contact you to set up a family interview via Zoom or in-person.

Step
Five

Enrollment

The online enrollment process starts after the student receives an acceptance letter to Ontario Christian School!

Policy of Nondiscrimination

The Ontario Christian School Association admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. This school prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. This policy is extended to employees and parents.

A unique past and present.

Ontario Christian School is a nonprofit, independent private school, owned and directed by an association of parents and friends of Christian education. We seek to see every student equipped to be courageous leaders who serve God and others, seek His Truth, and impact culture

Be part of our family.

Ontario Christian School is a Christ-centered and transformative community. Here, your child is equipped to be a courageous leader who serves God and others, seeks His truth, and impacts culture. Our friendly and experienced team looks forward to partnering with you as you learn more about our school.

World-Class Education.

Ontario Christian offers many academic programs for students from preschool to 12th grade. See how our top-ranked private school provides your child with a Christ-centered, college preparatory curriculum equipping them to excel in scholarship and grow in discipleship.

Healthy minds and bodies.

Ontario Christian fields more than 25 CIF teams winning more than 150 league titles...and counting! Here, students can get involved from football, basketball, and baseball to volleyball, soccer, softball, and golf.

Knight Life

Our calendar, blog, and publications will help keep you informed with all of the latest happenings on campus - and beyond. Stay connected with Ontario Christian and we look forward to seeing you at the next game, performance, or community event! When you're a Knight, you're family.

Support OC

The support of parents, grandparents, and our friends in the community is vital to our ongoing success. We covet your generosity in the form of prayers, time, and finances.

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