Build lifelong foundations in kindergarten

What to expect in kindergarten:

  • Education which inspires creativity and wonder. Teachers make learning engaging and foster curiosity. 
  • Your child will be known and loved by their teacher. They will encourage your child to do their best — not compared to others but what is possible for your child.
  • Throughout each day, teachers intentionally remind your child to see themselves as deeply loved by God. They are encouraged bring that love to others.

Starting off on the right foot

Imagine this: your child hangs their coat up in their school locker, high fives their teacher, and laughs with their friends. Each morning begins with center time followed by a class meeting to worship God, sing songs and share prayer requests.

Christmas Program

A deeply intentional place

Explore more about LSA and what makes us tick. See how our beliefs are integrated into the classroom and community.

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Equitable tuition model

Families from a variety of economic situations are able to choose Living Stones Academy because of our tuition model.

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Academically supportive

Each child is unique, and we meet them where they are. In kindergarten, we see children grow in confidence as they discover themselves as a learner.

Meet the Kindergarten Staff

Kindergarten Teacher

Ella Genzink

Ella has an irrepressible passion for including students of all abilities and backgrounds. She is also humble, curious, and demonstrates genuine kindness to each person she meets. Through her words and actions, it is clear that Ella has a sincere love for God and her neighbor.

Ms Kelsey Merz

Kindergarten Teacher

Tori Jonker

Tori writes “Living Stones Academy has been in my prayers since I first learned of your mission during my time at Calvin. LSA has a strong reputation of being Christ-centered, inclusive, and focused on providing an excellent education to each child.” Tori brings a sincere love for children, a passion for teaching, and a deep desire to see every child celebrated for who God has made them to be. 

Ms Kelsey Merz

Ways to connect

Schedule a visit

Meet the staff, get your nitty gritty questions answered, and even hear from student ambassadors on your tour.

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Get important reminders about enrollment deadlines and hear inspiring stories about families at LSA.

Apply for admission

Applications are now available for the 2023-2024 school year. It's easiest to complete the application on a computer, not a phone.

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