Kindergarten

The Kindergarten Program at the John Thomas Dye School is an intentionally designed, developmentally appropriate program of interactive and engaging learning opportunities for our youngest greyhounds.
Kindergarteners grow academically and socially through hands-on, authentic experiences in an environment that fosters independence, creativity, collaboration, and friendships. The 5C’s: Caring, Common Sense, Consideration, Cooperation, and Courtesy, are at the heart of our Social Emotional program. Kindergarten students learn each of the 5C’s as they begin to develop core social emotional skills for learning, emotion management, empathy, and problem solving that help them navigate their way through school as well as their community.
Campus and Curriculum
The Kindergarten Campus is designed to provide developmentally appropriate opportunities to learn through play and exploration both inside and outside of the classroom.
Upon entering one of our three Kindergarten classrooms of 14-16 students, you will likely observe students learning through interactive and hands-on activities, teachers working with small groups, and children engaged and curious about their learning. Students “cross the street” to the main campus for specialist lessons including Music, PE, Art, and Technology twice during each 8-day cycle.
The Kindergarten experience at John Thomas Dye includes many signature experiences from musical performances, to a reading buddy program with Grade 3, to the annual parent pajama breakfast. This is a special year that is remembered by both students and families for many years to follow.

The Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Coral Aijian

    Coral Aijian 

    Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Photo of Megan Lewis

    Megan Lewis 

    Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Photo of Jennifer McGraw

    Jennifer McGraw 

    Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Photo of Debbie Phelps

    Debbie Phelps 

    Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Photo of Adelaide Porter

    Adelaide Porter 

    Kindergarten Teacher
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Curious about Grade 1?

Grade 1 students move from the Kindergarten campus to the main campus — becoming part of the larger JTD community.
Ready to apply?
Applicants for admission are accepted one year prior to the student's enrollment. If you have just found out you are moving to Los Angeles or if you have any questions, please feel free to call the admissions office for information.

The John Thomas Dye School


11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 476-2811
The John Thomas Dye School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.