A strong foundation for their learning journey

A child’s attitude about school and learning is often formed in Kindergarten. As a parent, you know that this is a critical year where your child will build academic, social, and spiritual foundations. At the same time, you want to ensure they develop an authentic love for learning, and still have time to enjoy being a kid.

The Kindergarten program at New Life Academy is a caring, safe environment, where students learn through play and build strong character. They also discover how God’s truth applies to every area of life as their faith is nurtured by Christian teachers and staff.

Here’s a brief overview of what we offer, including:

To get the best feel for our program, we encourage you to schedule a tour with our admissions team

Kindergarten Programs

Kindergartners join us for a full day of learning and fun, beginning at 8:05 AM and ending at 3 PM. We also offer before and after-school care to meet your family’s needs.

Academy Adventures
(morning care)

Begins at 7:00 AM

Available at no charge

Extended Care

Runs from 3–5:30 PM

An additional fee applies.

Daily Schedule

What does a day in the life of a New Life Kindergartner look like? Check out a Kindergarten schedule that will give you a general idea of what your little learner might do each day.

8:05Morning Meeting
8:20Chapel (Wednesdays)
9:50Specials (Spanish, Music, PE, Makerspace, and Art)
1:15Writer’s Workshop
2:00Rest/Snack Time
2:20Free Choice

Embracing unique learning styles to maximize potential

No two children learn the same way or at the same pace. Our learning environment is designed to meet each child where they are at, academically, socially, and emotionally. Some of our Kindergartners have been attending Preschool, while others are walking into their first school experience. Either way, we help them thrive through:

Small class sizes.

A 10:1 student-teacher ratio means there is always someone to provide individual attention. Our intentional, caring teachers ensure that students feel understood and valued.

Active learning.

Kindergartners learn best through play. We embrace experiential and project-based learning, where students can use their hands, get messy, and have fun.

A smart start.

We conduct a family interview and academic/developmental assessments to help us get to know each student better before the first day of school.

Nurturing character.

Our Kindergarten teachers help nurture and grow kindness and empathy, which builds trust and allows children to see character values being lived out daily.

Words from a Parent

“I love New Life Academy because teachers and staff are like extended family. They are loving and caring, and help us raise our children to follow God’s Word.”

Enriched Learning

Our Kindergarten program is play-based, which means students learn through activities that feel like fun and games. This promotes academic growth and allows for a more enriching social experience as students work together as teammates and problem solvers.

At the Kindergarten level, core subject areas include:

  • Bible 
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Science
  • History

As part of a well-rounded curriculum, Kindergartners travel to five specials throughout the week:

  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Makerspace
  • PE
  • Music
Technology in the Classroom

Today’s students are digital natives, but we emphasize collaborative, face-to-face learning over screen time in Kindergarten. Our classrooms are filled with hands-on learning centers, and technology is used intentionally and only when truly beneficial. For example, Kindergarteners may work with tablets in a reading rotation, or complete a coding lesson in our Makerspace.

A Safe Environment

Parents deserve to feel peace of mind when they drop their Kindergartners off at school. We take safety seriously by securing our campus with locked doors, conducting background checks on all staff, ensuring all visitors are properly checked in at the front desk, and maintaining a safe and secure pick-up process at the end of the day. Our classrooms and outdoor learning spaces are age-appropriate, ensuring the physical safety of all students.

Meet a Teacher

Becky Ressie

“I love teaching Kindergarten because it is truly an adventure! It brings joy to me to watch kindergarteners explore, wonder, ask questions about God, and see light bulbs go off as they make connections. It is such a blessing to be with my class all day where we can grow in Christ together and form a close-knit community. The best part is that I get to teach them that they are loved by God and He uniquely created each one of them.”

See for Yourself

If you are looking for a Christ-centered school, we invite you to schedule a visit to New Life Academy and see firsthand why families choose us for Kindergarten and beyond.