Wrens  M – Th 9:00 – 2:30

Rooted in play, our transitional kindergarten will serve as a bridge between preschool and kin­dergarten. Transitional kindergarten is a 4/5 blend: 4 year olds who turn 5 prior to December 1, and 5 year olds who would benefit from another year of preparation before a full-time kinder­garten program. Thematic curriculum will introduce children to early literacy and numeracy, while they are honing collaboration, problem solving and self-regulation abilities. In honor of the unique developmental journey each child travels, we recognize and value differences in levels of stamina, attention, social and emotional development and school readiness. Children are given time to grow as learners and community members, so that they may move on to kinder­garten—at either The Marylhurst School or elsewhere—with confidence.