Saint Agnes Preschool

Program Goals

Instill in our students a desire to know, love, and serve God
Develop good character, self-respect, and self-discipline together with a study of the Virtues
Develop respect for others and the environment
Develop problem-solving skills
Develop the ability to resolve conflicts respectfully
Kindergarten Readiness

The Preschool Instruction Time

Preschoolers are always learning. Every interaction and experience provides them information, increases knowledge, increases understanding, and provides them with foundational skills they will use for the rest of their lives.
This schedule provides preschoolers with an excellent balance of teacher-led instruction and student-led creative free play that will help them successfully transition to Kindergarten:
• Whole Class Instruction: 35 minutes half day, 65 minutes for full day (this will increase)
• Small Group/Individual Instruction: 30 minutes for half day, 55 minutes for full day.
• Total Instruction Time: 65 minutes half day, 2 hours for full day.

Home to School Connections – Parents as Primary Educators

Throughout the week, students will be bringing home supplemental materials that reinforce what we are learning in the classroom. These may include handwriting practice, alphabet Bible sheets, and a family reading log. These are all optional items that can be used to further enhance learning and make connections between home and school.

Areas of Developmental Focus

Social and Emotional Development
Language and Literacy Development
Creativity and the Arts
Cognitive Development
Physical Motor Development
Religion, Virtue, and Catechesis of the Good Shepard

Communication with Families

Monthly Calendar
Class Dojo App – photos and descriptions of what’s happening each week
School’s Weekly Newsletter (email)
Personal emails and phone calls

Monthly Themes

Aug./Sept.        MY SCHOOL AND ME: Responsive Classroom/Routines/Apples
October            FALL FROLICS: Mary/Rosary/Fall/Fire Safety/All Saints/Halloween
November        BLESSED ARE WE: All Souls/Family/Thanksgiving/Halloween
December       JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON: Advent/St. Nicholas/Christmas
January           WINTER WONDERS: Christmas/Winter
February          FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD: St. Valentine/Ash Wednesday
March              SING INTO SPRING: St. Patrick/Lent/Spring
April                 ALLELUIA APRIL: Lent/Easter/Spring/Farm
May                 HOORAY FOR MARY: Mary/May Crowning/Butterflies

Program Highlights

Responsive Classroom Philosophy and culture
Catechesis of the Good Shepard
Education in Virtue
Liturgical Living
Bible Stories
Handwriting Curriculum ABC 123 You and Me
My Story Journals
Let’s Find Out readers
Letter of the Week and Theme-Based Curriculum
Sign Language Alphabet
Science Experiments
Number Concepts, patterns, measurement, and geometry
Practical Life Skills
Library
Daily Gym
Simple Cooking
Music and Movement
Recess

Read our Preschool Welcome Letter.

Where is the Preschool Located?
Our newly renovated Preschool is located in the lower level of Saint Agnes School.

What Are the Tuition Rates for 2020-21?
Half-Day Program (8:00-11:30 AM) | $3,620
Extended Half-Day Program with Lunchtime (8:00 AM – 12:30 PM) | $4,230
Full-Day Program (8:00 AM – 2:30 PM) | $5,600 

What Ages May Attend?
We are accepting 3 and 4-year-olds for enrollment. Children must be potty-trained to attend.

How Can I Apply?

Submit an application via TADS.

Questions?
Please contact Mr. Joseph Olson.

Forming Catholic Hearts & Minds in Faith, Reason, & Virtue