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St. Mary’s Episcopal School offers a co-educational experience for children ages two through six years old. St. Mary’s provides a child-centered curriculum with individualized instruction that appreciates and reflects each child’s abilities and talents.
Our small school environment and small classes allow for our highly qualified staff to understand each child’s learning style and challenge each child to grow to his or her potential.
We welcome students of diverse abilities, cultural, racial and socio-economic backgrounds.
Year Established: 2000
Year Accredited: 2018 – 2023, NAEYC
Teacher/Child Ratios: 2/10 in the two-day class, 2/12 in the three-, four- and five-day classes, 2/14 in the Junior Kindergarten class, 2/14 in the Kindergarten class
Enrollment Capacity: Preschool: 80 children / Kindergarten: 14 children
School term: September to May
Program hours: 9 a.m. to noon; with various options for after school lunch and enrichment until 2 p.m. Early morning drop-off is available at 8 a.m.
Schedule a Tour
We encourage all parents to tour our program prior to applying, and prospective students are welcome. Tours can be scheduled at a mutually convenient time throughout the school year between 9:30 and 11 a.m.
To schedule a tour, call (804) 784-2049.
Kindergarten Application Process
Applications may be submitted throughout the school year. A one-time application fee of $35 is due with each application. Acceptance letters, for new students, will be mailed by the first week of March for the upcoming school year. Siblings of current students and parishioners are given first priority as applicants. Contracts are due with deposit by March 8.
Children will be assigned to a class based on their chronological age unless it is in their best interest developmentally to be placed in a class with children who are not within a year of their birthday. The final decision is made by the director using recommendations from teachers and parents.