Kindergarten begins on August 30; Preschool begins September 5. Learn More →


  Our kindergarten continues our play-based philosophy.
  This class meets 5 days a week.
  The student-to-teacher ratio is two teachers per 10 - 12 children.

Through our play-based learning and inquiry, our kindergarten children discover new ideas, develop inquisitive minds, and become independent in their quests for success. Our goal is to develop emotionally sound learners who are ready for a rigorous 1st-grade setting in either private or public school.

Included in our plans are:

  • A multisensory approach to learning.
  • Independent and collaborative group activities.
  • Solid Academic foundations in literacy (phonics, reading, writing) and numeracy.
  • Challenging inquiry, creative problem-solving, setting and achieving individual goals.
  • Activities that promote mutual respect and develop Christian values.
  • Nature-based learning activities.
  • Weekly enrichment opportunities in Art, Music, Physical Education, Library, and Chapel.

Day at a Glance

Time Description
9:00 - 9:20am Arrival – Sign in, put away belongings, complete morning jobs, choose from: Art Studio Math/Reading/Writing Tubs, Dramatic Play
9:20 - 9:35am Morning Meeting (preview of day, handwriting lesson, weather, calendar, math/100 days math)
9:35 - 10:00am Math Workshop, Mini-Lesson, Rotate through Small Group, Independent Work, Snack, Free Choice
10:00 - 10:20am Playground / Nature Trail / Outside Time
10:20 - 10:40am Phonics Mini-Lesson + Practice
10:40 - 11:40am Reading Workshop – Mini-Lesson (approx 8-10mins), Rotate through Small Group (10 min with 4-5 groups), Independent Reading, Free Choice
11:40am - 12:10pm Writing Workshop – Mini-Lessons, Independent Writing, Share (teacher conferences with individuals when needed)
12:10 - 12:30pm Lunch
12:30 - 1:00pm Playground / Nature Trail / Outside Time
1:00 - 1:30pm Resource (Art, STEAM, Music, PE, Foreign Language, Chapel)
1:30 - 1:50pm Free Choice + Snack
1:50 - 2:00pm Read Aloud
2:00pm Dismiss / Carpool

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Sign Up for Summer Camp!

June 6-10 and/or June 13-17 – All camps are 9:00am – 12pm

Come join the summer fun! St. Mary’s Preschool offers two weeks of summer camp for children ages 3-6.