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K-8 Course Descriptions » Preschool (3-year-olds) & Pre-K (4-year-olds)

Preschool (3-year-olds) & Pre-K (4-year-olds)

Curriculum Overview:

Preschool (Age 3 by Sept. 1)

Two sessions available:

Morning:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:15-10:45 AM

Afternoon:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30 AM -2:00 PM

This program aims to promote the spiritual, emotional, physical and social growth of young children in their first experience in a school setting. Hands-on experiences stimulate enthusiasm for learning as children grow in wisdom, age and grace.


Pre-K (Age 4 by Sept. 1)

Two sessions available:

Half Day: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:15 - 10:45 AM

Full Day:  Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:15 AM - 2:00 PM

Full Day with Extended Day Options (for an additional fee of $3 per hour child spends in afterschool care): 

  • Drop off as early as 7:45 AM;
  • Afterschool care available till 6 PM.

This program aims to promote an enthusiasm for leaning in a structured environment.  Emphasis is placed on academic stimulation as well as religious training in Catholic traditions, prayers, music and doctrines. Classroom cooperation and respect for authority are also emphasized with an overall goal of preparing these students to succeed academically and socially in Kindergarten, and as they begin a relationship with Christ. 


Highlights include:

  • Age-appropriate educational curriculum in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science, Music, and Religion
  • Hands-on Science activities
  • Recognition of core colors, shapes, numbers, patterns, letters and letter sounds 
  • Fine motor-skill development, such as coloring, cutting with scissors, and printing
  • Introduction to the concepts of weather, calendars, natural science, and current events
  • Practice of classroom success skills such as listening, following directions, and taking turns
  • Social skills development through the emphasis of productive and respectful peer interaction
  • Monthly partnering (in Pre-K) with an 8th grade “Shepherd” to work on character and faith-building projects
  • Treasured annual events such as the Angel Parade, Christmas Program, holiday parties and Grandparents Tea
  • Loyola Press, God Made the World, Religion series
  • Introduction to Bible stories, religious holidays and traditional prayers
  • Daily story time and snack time
  • Weekly Show and Tell
  • Monthly newsletter for parents