After a quarter of a century, our founding principles remain the same to provide the best possible learning environment for young children. Please take a moment to review our program and curriculum goals and see if you don’t agree that St Mary Preschool is a great place to be.

  • Provide an opportunity to learn and know God’s love

  • Provide an atmosphere in which to integrate the Christian values of love, justice and respect

  • Provide opportunities to discover our world and the special role God has in it

  • Provide a safe, loving environment for the children

  • Help children express their feelings and needs

  • Help children create and discover in a warm, supportive environment

  • Give each child a sense of uniqueness and self worth

  • Help children to respect each other’s rights and to develop group feelings

  • Provide healthy outdoor play and activities

  • Provide space and equipment to develop gross and fine motor skills

  • Provide an atmosphere where self-confidence and self-understanding are encouraged

  • Build a tie between the home and the preschool

  • Encourage independence and give basic experiences for future learning

  • Provide stimulating experiences that encourage the children to think analyze problems, and arrive at different possible solutions

  • Help the children develop their whole personality through:

    • First hand experiences in social relationships

    • Physical development of large and small muscles

    • Finding an acceptable outlets for their emotions

  • Develop a sense of responsibility

  • Encourage expression through materials, movement and language

  • Stimulate language development through materials, activities, games and the use of readiness skills

  • Provide experiences with other children of the same age

  • Meet the children’s needs as individuals and as a group

  • Encourage the children to develop a positive attitude toward teachers, school and learning

  • Provide opportunities to discover, explore, be challenged and problem solve through direct experiences

At St. Mary Preschool, your child is part of the larger, St. Mary School community of Pre- K to grade 8. Welcome to the family!

Please contact us with questions, comments or to schedule a visit.

Mrs. Rappi
St. Mary Preschool Director