T ransitional Kindergarten /Kindergaten



Transitional Kindergarten


Call 909-796-0161 ext 1001


Program Details

  • Students MUST be 5 years old on or before December 1 of that academic year in order to be eligible for the Transitional Kindergarten program.
  • A student can also be as old as 5 yrs. and 8 mo. and still be eligible for the Transitional Kindergarten program.
  • At the completion of the Transitional Kindergarten year, the student will be ready to enter Kindergarten class the following school year.
  • This is a full-day program with a certified teacher in the morning where more structured activities/academics will take place from 8:05 – 12:00 p.m. Then, from 12:00 – 2:35 p.m., there will be an adult teacher’s aide to supervise the students. The afternoon is less structured and includes a rest time for the students.
  • This is a developmentally appropriate program and will have lots of hands on learning activities taking place.




The Kindergarten program at Loma Linda Academy is developmentally appropriate and designed to give children the foundational skills necessary for success in school. It is a full-day program.

In order to be eligible to start Kindergarten, a student must be 5 years old on or before September 1 of that academic year.                                             

The classrooms are center-based and cover formative academic skills such as language arts, writing, science, art and math.  There is also a separate math curriculum in addition to the math center.  All skills are taught using a developmental approach.  Students have the opportunity to master each of the skills taught before moving on to the next concept or skill. The Kindergarten program also has a separate Bible component that follows the beliefs and teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist church.

In addition to the curriculum components of the program, Kindergarten students take a number of fun field trips to reinforce the curriculum taught throughout the year. Students are also included in Physical Education, Library, and Computer rotations, which are each taught by a specialist in that field. These rotations are approximately 30 minutes in length.

With a teacher's aide in each Kindergarten class, the student to teacher ratio is approximately 13:1. 

Our teachers are caring individuals who desire for each child to be successful as they enter their first years of school.

The goal of our Kindergarten program is to educate the whole child by providing the physical, mental, spiritual, and social aspects necessary for a well-rounded and successful education.


Find out more

Find out more about our Kindergarten program by requesting an Educational Success Consultation with the principal. We focus on your goals as parents as your children progress through their education. We encourage both parents to attend the consultation. Call 909-796-0161.


10 Things to Look for in a Quality Kindergarten Program

  1. Individualized attention is given to each child, allowing for enrichment and remediation.
  2. Conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills are modeled, fostering character development.
  3. Hands-on activities are used for each "subject".
  4. Orton-Gillingham phonics addresses different types of learning needed for strong reading development.
  5. Math is presented in "real world" and engaging activities, using a variety of manipulatives.
  6. Reading for fun, as well as vocabulary development through intentional daily read-a louds.
  7. Children's work is prominently displayed.
  8. Students are encouraged to write often using journaling and math stories.
  9. Activities are varied throughout the day. Time is given for play, group time, and focused attention to a task.
  10. Safe, nurturing, loving and caring environment, where children and parents look forward to school.