Early Childhood

Pilgrim offers play-based Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs that are designed to help children feel safe and loved. We do not set arbitrary universal goals, but rather, we support children as they achieve their individual goals. Our 1:10 teacher to student ratio in Pre-K and our 1:16 teacher to student ratio in Kindergarten, allow students to receive the attention they need to grow and learn.

Pilgrim Lutheran pre-kindergarten students sitting on a bench
Pre-Kindergarten Morning Program

Pilgrim offers Pre-Kindergarten of 5 three hour days, 8:45 a.m. till 11:45 a.m. Morning Pre-K families have the option for extended learning through lunch and into the afternoon till 2:45 p.m. Students must be three or four-years-old by September 1st to be eligible for Pilgrim’s Pre-K programs. Tuition varies depending on the schedule chosen. Visit our Apply Page for specific tuition information.

Pre-Kindergarten Afternoon Program

Afternoon Pre-Kindergarten options include 3 two-hour sessions or 5 two-hour sessions. Sessions start at 12:30 p.m. and run till 2:45 p.m. Students must be three or four-years-old by September 1st to be eligible for Pilgrim’s Pre-K programs. Tuition varies depending on the schedule chosen. Visit our Apply Page for specific tuition information.

Kindergarten Morning Program

Pilgrim offers Kindergarten of 5 three hour days, 8:40 a.m. till 11:40 a.m. Morning Kindergarten families have the option for extended learning through lunch and into the afternoon till 2:45 p.m. Pilgrim also offers flexibility in choosing between one to five full days in Kindergarten. Students must be five-years-old by September 1st to be eligible for Pilgrim’s Kindergarten program. Tuition varies depending on the schedule chosen. Visit our Apply Page for specific tuition information.

Engaging Each Child in Early Childhood

  • Comprehensive reporting on individual achievement
  • Spanish language instruction in both Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • 1:1 iPads for students in Kindergarten
  • Music and art lessons
  • Educational field trips that include visits to CSO concerts, zoos, museums, and nature centers
  • Individual attention in a small-class setting
  • Positive learning environment
  • Before and after school care
  • Hot Lunch Program
  • Opportunities to carry out scientific investigations
  • Community service projects
  • Developmentally appropriate hands-on experiences
  • Kindergarten program that incorporates math, literature, and social studies
  • “Reading Buddies” between upper grades and Kindergarten students

What Are Parents Saying?

Pilgrim is a caring, nurturing and safe environment for our two kids. We’ve been parents of Pilgrim students for 9 years now, starting in early childhood program up through junior high. The classes are small, the teachers are dedicated, experienced and they genuinely care for our children. The older children become leaders and chapel partners for the younger ones. From the play-based learning approach in early childhood to the upper grades academic challenges, the school educates the whole child and I feel strongly that our children will be well prepared for high school when the time comes.—Tricia K.

More Fun With Friends

Sometimes half a day isn’t enough! Kids love the unstructured play time in the gym and on the playground offered during before and after care.

Early Childhood Teachers

Why do our students love Pilgrim Pre-K?

Watch this video and find out for yourself!

Click on this image to see how much our Pre-K students love Pilgrim Lutheran School