Our Kindergarten program at Our Lady of the Visitation School is a thriving, child-centered environment shaped by the belief that all children are capable and engaged learners. We provide and promote a positive academic, social, and emotional environment where students develop a curiosity and excitement for learning. As they grow and learn, our Catholic values and faith are embedded in our early childhood curriculum standards.


  • Follow multi-step directions
  • Speak clearly
  • Work and play cooperatively with others
  • Respect others and their property
  • Accept responsibility for actions
  • Organize personal belongings
  • Talk at appropriate times
  • Use material and time responsibly

  • Read common high frequency words by sight
  • Know and apply letter sound knowledge to blend and decode words
  • Recognize and produce rhyming words as well as develop/decode three letter words
     to help with reading and writing basic words
  • Develop comprehension skills using both fiction and nonfiction text
  • Read emergent-reader text with purpose and understanding
  • Print first and last name
  • Print upper and lowercase letters, space letters, and space words
  • Capitalize the beginning of sentences and use sentence punctuation
  • Spell simple words phonetically
  • Rewrite and illustrate writing samples for display and sharing

  • Count to 100 using ones, fives, and tens
  • Count forward to 100 given a number within the sequence
  • Recognize, sequence, use manipulatives, and write numbers to 20
  • Fluently add and subtract up to a value of 5
  • Solve word problems using basic addition and subtraction
  • Identify, name, describe and sort basic two-dimensional shapes such as squares, triangles, circles, rectangles, hexagons and trapezoids
  • Identify, name, describe, and sort three-dimensional shapes such as spheres, cubes and cylinders
  • Copy, extend, and repeat patterns
  • Organize, represent, and interpret data using pictures and picture graphs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of time using identifiers such as morning, afternoon, day, week, month, year, before/after, and shorter/longer
  • Compare and order objects indirectly or directly using measurable attributes such as length, height, and weight

  • Understand that we are called to know, love, and serve God, to love others as ourselves, and to respect all of creation
  • Demonstrate different ways to pray, e.g., reading, listening, singing
  • Express love and gratitude to God for life and God’s gifts to us
  • Understand how service, worship, and positive relationships play a role in our relationship with God

  • Recognize and identify various weather patterns and seasons
  • Understand the difference between living and nonliving things
  • Explain how objects and materials can be sorted and described by their properties

  • Recognize what people need to be able to live, work, and play together
  • Identify various features on maps and globes
  • Develop an awareness of the United States symbols
  • Understand the need for rules in our school, home, and community
  • Become aware of past, present, and future events

  • Art
  • Library
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Technology

  • One to one devices in the classroom
  • Students will learn to use technology to enhance learning


3180 South Road
Cincinnati, OH 45248

(513) 347-2222
during school hours 8:18 AM - 2:55 PM