You have been a valued part of the Queen Emma Preschool family. As part of The St. Andrew’s Schools ʻohana, Queen Emma Preschool children will experience a seamless move to Kindergarten. Just as important, they will experience the same level of care and joy in their next learning journey.
As a Queen Emma Preschool family, your application process will be simplified and expedited, and the application fee will be waived.
To ensure a smooth transition, we will evaluate your child’s developmental readiness for Kindergarten. This will be done through the parent interview, a Playdate, and consultation with Queen Emma staff.
Please follow the steps below to begin your child’s transition to Kindergarten.
Kindergarten Eligibility Date: Turn 5 years old by December 31, 2017
Step 1: Step Up Form
Step 2: Submit Birth Certificate
Once your Step Up form is submitted, the Admissions Office will email you with access to your online application parent portal. In the application parent portal you will see the applicant checklist where you can upload a copy of your child’s birth certificate or U.S. passport.
Step 3: Parent Interview with a member of the Admissions Committee
In the application parent portal you may schedule your parent interview. We suggest you schedule the interview as soon as possible to ensure a time is available that works for your family.
Step 4: Schedule a Playdate
You may sign up for one of the designated Playdates through the applicant checklist in the application parent portal. Playdates are offered in January and February. This is our opportunity to observe your child in a classroom setting.