I did not attend kindergarten because I was over two years ahead of that age group. I stayed one year ahead each year, attending class with those students one level above me.
I have many fond memories of classmates, teachers, and our principal. I my teachers were first and second generation immigrants from Slovakia, Croatia, and various parts of Central and South Eastern Europe. I learned a great deal from them in my formative years, and they reinforced lessons learned at home. We used both sides of paper, some of which was scrap paper from electrocardiograms donated by local doctor's offices. We wore uniforms and were taught in all the basic rudiments.