Kindergarten at Ontario Christian

Ontario Christian School’s Kindergarten program provides a rich background of Biblically-based educational experiences that 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.

Now Enrolling for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Take the first steps toward enrollment

We invite you to apply to our program and our team will help guide you through the admissions process outlined below.

Step One – Admissions Inquiry

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.

Step Two – Your Questions Answered

Our K-8th Admissions Director, Tira Dennis, will answer any questions you may have and provide a link to apply online.

Step Three – Student Assessment

Once your application is received, we’ll schedule an assessment to determine your child’s 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

Once accepted, students can be enrolled during the enrollment period.

Two Options to Serve Your Kindergartner

Five Day Program

  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:10 AM – 2:50 PM

Three Day Program

  • Tuesday-Thursday
  • 8:10 AM – 2:50 PM

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:

Contact Our Admissions Team

Tira Dennis

K-8 Admissions
(909) 321-2305
tdennis@ocschools.org

Nickole Vander Dussen

High School Admissions
(909) 984-1756 Ext. 143
nvanderdussen@ocschools.org

Kindergarten FAQ

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.

Take the first steps toward Enrollment