Transitional Kindergarten


Transitional Kindergarten(TK)

TK gives your child opportunity to begin to spread their wings in a safe, filled, developmentally age-appropriate environment. St. Mel School teaches TKers a sense of responsibility, community and the Catholic faith all within a nurturing and loving atmosphere. The St. Mel TK program focuses on the spiritual, physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of your child. In addition to daily class instruction, TK students participate in weekly enrichment activities that include Spanish, Physical Education, Technology Lab, Music and school library. Our TK program provides students with a wealth of opportunities to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for Kindergarten.

Our Curriculum

Faith is central to all learning that takes place at St. Mel Catholic School. Our TK class is fully involved in the school faith community. TK students attend Mass and prayer services and participate in school-wide service projects. The goal of TK is to provide a fun, positive, small-group setting that encourages a love of learning, develops a sense of community, and prepares your child for Kindergarten in a faith- filled environment. This is achieved through a combination of developmental, multi-sensory, academic and social experiences.

Enrichment Activities

The TK program at St. Mel School allows each child the opportunity to participate on a weekly basis in enrichment activities including: Spanish, Physical Education, Technology Lab, and visiting the school Library. Our program will provide many opportunities for each child to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for Kindergarten.

Class Session

The TK class meets Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and follows the St. Mel school calendar. For busy families who need before and after school care, the Extension program is open from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. while school is in session.

How do we apply?

Please contact the school office at 916-967-2814 and schedule an appointment to visit St. Mel School. Applications are available from the school office or can be downloaded here. If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact the TK teacher, Mrs. Patty Hill, at and/or call 916-967-3105.