Jenison Public Schools offers both Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs for children who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2024.
A creative, nurturing staff delivering a developmentally appropriate, yet challenging, curriculum makes the Kindergarten experience a powerful start to your child’s education.
- Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a full-day, every day program meeting at our Early Childhood Center.
- Our exemplary Kindergarten program is a full-day, every day program meeting at each of our elementary schools.
All Kindergarten programs are available to children who reside in Jenison as well as the surrounding area. Through the Schools of Choice program, Jenison Public Schools accepts students residing in Ottawa, Kent, Allegan, and Muskegon counties without the necessity of a release from the district of residence.
Spanish Immersion Kindergarten
Jenison Public Schools also offers a Spanish Immersion Kindergarten program. In this program, English-speaking students will learn the district’s rigorous core academic program through instruction in Spanish. Spanish is the means of content instruction, not just a subject of instruction. Many research studies have shown the effectiveness of language immersion programs in language and cognitive development.
The Outdoor Learning environments available exclusively at Jenison Public Schools offer uniquely engaging opportunities for students. By immersing students in the natural world, our programs inspire curiosity and adventure while building the foundations of knowledge through a world-class curriculum. Outdoor Learning centers around teaching students how to interact with the world around them, solve complex problems, explore the basics of leadership and service, and discover the joy of learning in a completely new way.