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Kindergarten Explore Day

At Horizon Christian School we know that school choice is a very important decision for families. We are proud of our school and believe it is important that you have a good understanding of our programs as you make this decision. No matter where you are in the application process for kindergarten, we require that all potential students participate in a Kindergarten Explore Day (KED).

What is the KED Program?

Our Kindergarten Explore Days are designed to allow your PreK student to come and experience what it is like to be a kindergarten student at Horizon Christian School. During this interactive KED time your child will be joined by other PreK aged prospective kindergartners as well as our early childhood educational team.

Our kindergarten teachers and team will interact, teach, and become acquainted with your child in this group setting. Current kindergarten students will have a late start on these days so that the teachers can focus specifically on your child.

What will my child experience during KED?

Your child will get to join in on circle time, storytelling, free choice activities, and experiential learning. They will also enjoy a recess time on the kindergarten playground.

When and where is the KED Program held?

We have four dates for your child to attend one of our KED programs. Please reserve your spot by completing our online Kindergarten Explore Day Consent Form.

The KED program is held at our Sagert Campus at 7400 Sagert Street. Please park your car on the FRONT side (parallel to Sagert St.) of the elementary and middle school campus located at 7400 SW Sagert St., Tualatin, OR 97062.  Walk your child to the school cafeteria by 8:30 am and return to pick them back up at 9:50 am.  A sign-up sheet for our Kindergarten Assessment will be available when you pick up your child. 

What is Kindergarten Assessment?

Along with the Kindergarten Explore Day, we also like to host a Kindergarten Assessment, which is your opportunity to meet with the teachers in their classroom for 20-30 minutes in a one-on-one session. During this time the teachers will talk with your child, observe their academic readiness, social and emotional maturity, and ask some “getting to know you” questions. At the conclusion of this process, you and our teachers will have a solid awareness as to whether Horizon Christian School would be a good fit for your student.

Kindergarten Assessment Appointments

You will be able to schedule before or after your specific Kindergarten Explore Day.  You will be contacted to select an assessment date that works best for you and your child.

What are the Steps to Complete Online Enrollment?
  • Complete the online Application for Horizon Christian Elementary School
  • Attend a Kindergarten Explore Day before or after the Online Application is completed
  • Following the KED program visit, make an appointment for a Kindergarten Assessment
  • Upon acceptance to the school, you will receive an email with steps to complete our online Enrollment.

You will find all the tools you need to enroll your child at horizonchristian.school under the admissions tab or feel free to contact our Admission’s Coordinator, Tiffany Redwing, at 503-612-6521 or tredwing@horizon-christian.org.

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