Purpose and Mission Statement
Our purpose is to support parents in early childhood education in an affordable Catholic environment. We are committed to working closely with parents toward the spiritual growth and welfare of the whole family. We want your child's first learning experience, spiritual and academic, to be fun, exciting, and inspiring in order to set the stage for future educational success.
St. Patrick Catholic Preschool's mission is to build a faithful community where children can experience the love of God, learn and practice virtue, and to provide exceptional educational preparation for Kindergarten. We strive to promote a balance of spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social growth of children.
Class Days: Our 4/5 year old class attends school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9a.m.-12p.m.
Our 3 year old class attends school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-12p.m.
We follow the Kenton County Schools Calendar with a few exceptions. School begins after Labor Day and ends before Memorial Day. There will be a few play dates prior to Labor Day, however actual class days do not start until September. We will also be off on all holy days of obligation due to Diocesan policy. A school calendar will be published prior to the start of school.
Preschool enrollment is open to St. Patrick parishioners first and then to the public on a first come first serve basis. We welcome enrollment to all children regardless of race, religious affiliation, national origin or sex. There is a $100 registration fee due at the time of enrollment.
Tuition for the 2012-1013 school year:
3 year olds-$110/month and 4/5 year olds-$150/month
Registration fee: $100
Registration is due at the time of enrollment. Tuition will be due the first school day of each month. Tuition and fees can be paid by check or cash. Checks need to be made out to St. Patrick Catholic Preschool.
St. Patrick Catholic Preschool will limit enrollment to 18 in each class. This creates a ratio of 1:6 in the classroom. The director will be on-site and used as an additional aide as needed.
While staff may change from year to year, at St. Patrick Catholic preschool, we are committed to keeping to our 6:1 ratio as closely as possible. This means that in a classroom of 18 students, there will always be 3 adults. This generally means a lead teacher, a teacher and a teacher's aide.
3s-Will be introduced to colors, shapes, numbers, and letters using a mix of Montessori and traditional teaching style. Each day our 3s will participate in Calendar Math, Circle Time, Centers and Story time. For Religion we will use the RCL Benzinger Series: Stories of God's Love paired with Bible stories, prayer and time spent in Church. The 3s will also be exposed to some science experiments, social studies and art.
The Kenton County library will visit monthly to share stories and songs with the 3s.
4s will review colors, numbers and shapes, and be introduced to letters and sounds using using a mix of Montessori and traditional teaching style. Each day our 4s will participate in Calendar Math, Circle Time, Centers and Story time. The 4s will begin basic addition and subtraction using manipulatives. For Religion we will use the RCL Benzinger Series: Stories of God's Love paired with Bible stories, prayer and time spent in Church. The 3s will also have weekly science and social studies classes, as well as art and every day living. The Kenton County Library will visit monthly to share stories and songs with our 4s.
Sample Daily Schedule
9:05-9:30 Morning Circle Time
9:30-9:35 Bathroom Break
9:35-10:05 Groups/Concept Instruction
10:05-10:35 Groups/ Concept Instruction
10:35-10:45 Snack and bathroom break
10:45-11:15 Groups Concept Instruction
11:45-12:00 Circle Time