Dive in to Summer Reading!

Be sure to check out our Summer Reading List page! We've got a list of recommended reading by grade from our school librarians and also links to required reading for students in Grades 5-12. Click for more information!
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Kindergarten in Shaker

Entering kindergarten is a big step—the first step of your school adventure. 

Kindergarten in the Shaker Heights schools is designed to foster children’s natural curiosity and to support their academic, creative and social growth.

Here's what we offer:

  • All-day, tuition-free kindergarten
  • International Baccalaureate programming that emphasizes hands-on learning with a global outlook from preschool through high school
  • Highly trained teachers with expertise in early childhood education
  • Specialists in music, art, and physical education
  • Support services for children who have special needs or who are learning English as a second language
  • A nationally recognized program in Chinese language instruction, starting in Grade 1.  

Attend Kindergarten Kickoff

2019 Kindergarten Kickoff 
Bring your incoming kindergarten student to the Shaker Heights Schools first annual Kindergarten Kickoff on:
April 27, 2019, 1-3 p.m.
Onaway Elementary School, 3115 Woodbury Road 
Meet our elementary school principals and learn more about Shaker Heights Schools essentials including:
Food Service
School Communications
Health and Immunization Requirements
Special Education Supports
School PTOs
and more!
Sign up here to attend: bit.ly/SHKindergartenKickoff

Kindergarten Open Houses

Parents and guardians of children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2019 are invited to attend a special Open House to learn about Shaker’s kindergarten program: 

Mercer: March 7, 6:30 p.m.
Fernway: April 17, 9:30 a.m.
Boulevard: April 17, 6:30 p.m.
Lomond: April 25, 7 p.m.
Onaway: April 12, 9:30 a.m.

If you cannot attend the Open House at your school, feel free to attend one of the others.

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