Our Academics

Communication between parents and teachers is very important. We strive to keep our parents up to date on their child’s progress and informed about school activities. Your child’s teacher will be in contact with you many times throughout the year. However, we also want to hear from you. We welcome your comments and feel they are vital to the success of our program at John Knox.
Parents are also invited and strongly urged to strengthen the school and home connection by participating in classroom activities whenever possible. This really gives you an opportunity to observe firsthand what your child’s learning environment is like.

PDO parents receive a daily sheet about their child’s day from their teacher.
Informal reports of your kindergarten student’s progress will be sent home on a monthly basis. A more formal progress check will be completed twice a year, in December/January and at the end of May.
Conferences will be scheduled for all K-5 students twice a year, in November and again in April/May. Conferences are available upon request for all K-4 students. Conferences for K-3 students are optional.

We have a certified music teacher on staff.Each class goes to music twice per week.The students will perform in two evening musical shows for their families. There is a Christmas program in December and a spring musical in April/May.


All kindergarten children will receive at least 30 – 45 minutes per week with Ms. Sharp in the art room. In some cases, they may receive additional time to work on a special project, finish up a craft they have been working on, etc.


Students go to Chapel in the church sanctuary a minimum of twice per month for a short, simple devotional / Bible lesson or Bible story.

Field Trips

John Knox Kindergarten considers field trips to be an important part of the educational experience we offer to your children. Trips that are selected will provide positive learning experiences as well as fun for the children. 

Student to Teacher Ratio

Our student to teacher ratio is lower than regulations dictate. Our teachers strive to build relationships with each child, giving care and individualized attention as much as possible!

Registered K5

The decision to enroll a young five year old into a kindergarten class can be a difficult one.  We offer a registered K5 class with a low teacher to student ratio.  Ms. Mathews has been a treasure to our program for more than twenty years.