Transitional Kindergarten
& Kindergarten

We utilize the Chancy and Bruce Developmental Assessment to help partner with parents regarding their child’s readiness for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

Many local preschools also utilize this screening as part of their late winter program. If your preschool offers the assessment, you are welcome to have your child screened at their preschool. When you complete the forms at the preschool, please indicate you would like a copy of the results sent to Mariners Christian School.

Visit our Admissions Page for more details on the assessment process.

MCS TK 2022

About Transitional Kindergarten

TK at MCS bridges the gap between preschool and Kindergarten. Our hybrid program builds upon the essential foundations of preschool with kindergarten standards to support the academic, social, and emotional growth of our 4 and 5-year-olds. Students in TK are set up for success with a developmentally appropriate educational experience that is tailored to meet their needs. Our faith-based classrooms set the foundation for spiritual growth and nurture the God-given gifts and talents of every child.

Through a balance of academics and play-based learning, this grade level provides children time to build necessary social and emotional development and academic skills that are essential for success in Kindergarten and beyond. In TK, students begin to find a love of learning that will be carried with them throughout their time here at MCS and into the future.

About Kindergarten

MCS Kindergarten teachers are committed to providing an atmosphere where students thrive spiritually through the development of a Love for Christ and God’s Word. Excellent academics through a progressive instructional program is designed for each learner.  Students are challenged to think creatively, use problem-solving processes, and make connections in meaningful ways.

The goal is to nurture the creative confidence in all students while instilling a passion for learning in their hearts. MCS supports students' social and emotional growth through intentional conversations, modeling interactions, and coaching students during their exploration and purposeful play centers inside the classroom and during recess times on the playground.

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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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