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

 
2020 Kindergarten Kickoff 
 
Bring your incoming kindergarten student to the Shaker Heights Schools District-wide Kindergarten Kickoff on:
 
April 25, 2020, 1-3 p.m.
Hosted at Lomond Elementary School, 17917 Lomond Blvd. 
 
Meet our five elementary school principals and learn more about Shaker Heights Schools essentials including:
 
Enrollment
Transportation
School Communications
Health and Immunization Requirements
Special Education Supports
School PTOs
and more!
 
 

Kindergarten Open Houses

Parents and guardians of children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020 are invited to attend a special Open House to learn about Shaker’s kindergarten program: 

Mercer: March 5, 6:30 p.m.
Fernway: April 14, 9:30 a.m.
Boulevard: April 7, 6:30 p.m.
Lomond: April 16, 7 p.m.
Onaway: April 3, 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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