About Our Kindergarten...
STE...Where you want to be...
The kindergarten experience at St. Elizabeth School provides opportunities for student growth and success in a variety of ways. We encourage problem solving skill development for both mathematical and social challenges. Center time allows for students to play and interact with their peers while also strengthening fine motor skills. Guided instruction is given to students at all levels in both reading and math. Religion provides time for our kindergarten learners to learn more of their faith and how to live this daily. Outdoor play time allows for growth in gross motor skills and team cooperative play. In addition, students partake in P. E., Music, Art, Spanish, and Library and Computer at the main school building.
We partner with Rockhurst University to provide support in speech and occupational therapy through direct interaction with students and a collegial exchange. Along with a Catholic/Christian atmosphere we offer the Second Step program developed by the Committee for Children to provide real-life social emotional training and education for students.
Teachers provide a variety of options for students to explore the world around them. Teacher directed and student selected activities are part of each day’s activities so the that children have many options to grow, be challenged and develop a love of learning. Students engage in play with puzzles, Legos, clay, books, blocks, magnatiles, sensory sand and other manner of role play.
Each classroom is fit with an interactive web-ready panel, a Kinderbot, a Code-A-Pilar, an interactive Piano Mat and resources to support our STEMscopes curriculum which infuses Math and Science with Reading.
Please click the links below to access kindergarten curriculum standards from the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese.
ELA Religion Social Studies Math Science
Kindergarten Enrollment Information
Kindergarten enrollment for the 2024-2025
school year begins February 12, 2024.
Kindergarten students must be age 5 by August 1, 2024.
Current school families will receive registration
information via email and enroll through the Sycamore portal.
New families may apply by clicking on the link below
beginning at 10am on February 12th.
*Please prepare to submit the following files during your application process:
- Birth Certificate
- Baptism Certificate (if applicable)
- Immunization records
- STE Health Form
- Electronic Payment Authorization Form
2Kindergarten Registration begins February 14, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year.
*Current school families will receive registration information via email and will register through the Sycamore portal.
*New families - please click on the application link above to apply for enrollment.
*All families - Please prepare to submit the following files during your application process (birth certificate, baptismal record (if Catholic), immunization records, STE Health Form and Electronic Payment Authorization Form.
Tuition and tithing
Registration fee - $770 per student (non refundable)
Tuition - $7,000 (1 student) / $12,566 (2 students) / $18,246 (3 students)
Parishioner Adjusted Tuition - $625
St. Elizabeth parishioners are asked to faithfully tithe 5% of their income to the parish. Children of active, tithing parishioners may attend Kindergarten through 8th grade by paying the registration fee and adjusted tuition each year.
***In addition to regular mass attendance, to be considered a St. Elizabeth Parishioner, you must have a 2023 tithing pledge on file AND documented tithing history which began no later than June of 2022. Families who have not been tithing since at least June of 2022 will be charged the non-parishioner tuition rate for the 2023-2024 school year. If you have questions regarding your tithing commitment, please email Heather Solis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of state/county issued birth certificate, baptismal certificate (if Catholic) Immunization records and previous school records must accompany registration forms.
A child entering Kindergarten is to be five (5) years of age by August 1. Prior to admission, Kindergarten students must take part in a kindergarten screening.
- Priority is given to children of active parishioners. In addition to regular mass attendance, to be considered a St. Elizabeth Parishioner, you must have a 2023 tithing pledge on file AND documented tithing history which began no later than June of 2022. Families who have not been tithing since at least June of 2022 will be charged the non-parishioner tuition rate for the 2023-2024 school year. If you have questions regarding your tithing commitment, please email Heather Solis at email@example.com.
- Children of families new to St. Elizabeth parish who had an active membership in their previous parish for a period of at least two years.
- Children from Catholic families who want to pay tuition because they do not want to leave their present parish, or for any other reason, with the approval of the pastor.
- Children from non-Catholic families who want to pay tuition.
- Children from Catholic families who have no history of active membership in a parish. These children will be admitted on a tuition basis until active membership is established in St. Elizabeth parish for a period of at least one year.
NOTE: Once a family has a child in school, that family will be given priority for other siblings until the family either stops tithing or stops paying tuition.
To view more information about our Early Childhood Center, click here to visit through the self-guided virtual tour. Kindergarten classrooms are located on the second floor of the Early Childhood Center (ECC).
Our Kindergarten, through positive interaction between educator and your child, strives to reach the whole child – socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and spiritually.
...to help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends and feel they are a part of the group. We want to provide positive experiences in a classroom setting for the development of self-esteem and social competence. We provide opportunities for learning in a group, taking turns, sharing classroom materials and following directions.
...to help children experience pride and self-confidence, to develop independence and self-control, to have a positive attitude toward life and to make better connections with others. We want to expand their understanding of themselves and the world around them.
...to help children become confident learners and to acquire foundational skills that lead to the ability to solve problems, ask questions and use words to describe their ideas, observations and feelings.
...to help children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do. We want to encourage appropriate independence in children through the use of routine tasks and self-help skills.
...to help children grow in their knowledge of God’s love for them. We believe it is our work to nurture a relationship of caring and faith as partners with parents of the children we serve.