Hudsonville Christian School recognizes that determining a student’s readiness for kindergarten based solely on their birthday may not be the most accurate approach. We understand that many students benefit from an additional year of support, development, and practice. As a Christian preschool, we celebrate each student and accompany them on their unique academic and faith journey. Our Young 5s program aligns with the standards and mission of our entire school, equipping students for a successful educational career from kindergarten to eighth grade.
Preparing for Kindergarten
"Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." - James 1:4
Hudsonville Christian Young 5s integrates a Christian perspective across all areas of learning. Through an interdisciplinary approach, our curriculum for Young 5s utilizes thematic units to connect literacy, science, math, social, physical, and emotional learning.
Young 5s focuses on letters and sounds. Students develop their ability to read and write simple words. At Hudsonville Christian Preschool, we cultivate a love for reading and expose students to various texts. Building upon previous knowledge, we utilize Handwriting Without Tears to reinforce the formation of capital and lowercase letters.
Math & Science
Through observation and exploration, Young 5s students have the chance to discover and reflect upon God’s world. They also enhance their mathematical skills by learning:
- Number and counting concepts
- Classifying and matching
In addition to the core subjects mentioned above, Young 5 students participate in supplementary subjects:
- Outdoor Education
- Physical Education
Young 5's at HCS
Hudsonville Christian School admits any student who is 5 years old by the first day of school and comes from a family that supports opportunities for responding to God’s Word into its Young 5s program.
The cost of the Young 5s program for the 2024-25 academic year is $5,000.
HCS has a $150 enrollment fee that is then applied to your child’s tuition.
Tuition rate is subject to approval by the HCS Society in March 2024.
- Bible time
- Snacks and Lunch*
*Please note that HCS does not have a cafeteria. Students enjoy their meals in their classrooms with their friends.