With a few exceptions, most Optional programs don’t start until 1st grade. You can check out which schools do offer Optional programs in Kindergarten, through the current year’s “Available Spaces” page on the SCS Optional Schools website. If you want your rising kindergartner to start school at the Optional School that you hope they’ll attend in 1st grade, you’ll want to secure a spot in the school’s non-Optional kindergarten. For more information, see SCS’s Optional Schools FAQ.