Loyola Village Elementary Fine and Performing Arts Magnet School
8821 Villanova Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045 Phone: (310) 670-0480 | Fax: (310) 216-9529

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Transitional Kindergarten

We are pleased to accept Transitional Kindergarten students at Loyola Village Elementary taught by a highly trained, experienced teacher who fosters the development of:

  • Positive self-esteem
  • Positive social and play skills
  • Oral language skills
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Independent work habits
  • Pre-Reading and Pre-Math skills


Transitional Kindergarten, or TK, is year one of a two year Kindergarten program.  TK provides an early childhood education program that builds a bridge between preschool years and traditional Kindergarten for children who turn 5 years old between September 2nd and December 2nd, or for students who need more time to develop readiness skills before entering our kindergarten program.  It uses a modified curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. 

The Transitional Kindergarten programs follow the full day schedule of Traditional Kindergarten with a 6 hour daily program Monday through Friday during the 180 day school year. 

This program provides children with a well-planned classroom program to build necessary social and academic skills for success throughout their school careers. The program is based on the California Kindergarten Common Core State Standards with focused instruction in literacy and numeracy along with strong emphasis on self-regulation and social engagement.  The daily schedule includes whole group instruction and activities, small group instruction and independent and “hands-on” learning. The Transitional Kindergartners enjoy lunch and recess with their fellow Kindergarten friends and participate in all Kindergarten activities such as music, art, and motor skills development throughout the year. 

Communication between home and school is essential in helping children succeed. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in their child’s learning journey at home and at school. 

The child’s teacher will meet with parents on a regular basis to discuss the child’s progress and ways the parent can support him/her at home. Assessments, along with teacher observations, will be used to monitor each child’s growth and progress throughout the year. Staff members will use this information to guide individualized instruction, to meet every child’s needs.

Enrichment programs at Loyola Village include visual arts, ceramic and music weekly lessons; dance and theater rotations throughout the year. After school care is provided by STAR.

We are happy to offer multiple opportunities for you to visit our school.  Here are the dates:


  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten enrollment starts)
  • Tuesdays, March 5, 23, 19 and 26, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2019 after Spring Show
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019


  “Drop-in” or impromptu tours are not available.  Please contact Magnet Coordinator if you have any questions.