The early learning program at St. Mary School focuses on promoting the social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual growth of each child. Our curriculums take into consideration those goals and outcomes set forth by the state of Illinois and the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Developmentally appropriate practices are utilized when planning lessons, units, themes, and centers. Using these practices enables young minds to explore, expand, and build their knowledge and love for learning. In combination with our curriculum programs, we partner with the families in order to build a strong home-to-school connection.
Our goal is for children to develop into confident, compassionate, and caring children of God.
Academically-Based Play with a Purpose!
St. Mary Pre-K offers:
3 year olds
- Full Day Program (5 days, 7:50–3:00)
- Half Day Program (5 days, 7:50–11:00)
- Morning Program (3 days, Mon, Wed, Fri, 7:50–11:00)
4 year olds
- Full Day Program (5 days, 7:50 – 3:00)
- Morning Program (5 days, 7:50 – 11:00)
- An optional lunch/recess option can be added on for morning students 11:00 am–12:00 pm for an additional fee of $15 per day
- Music, Art, Spanish, Religion, SuperKids, Happily Ever After Reading, Handwriting Without Tears, and age-appropriate technologies and Jolly Phonics
- Participation in larger school events
- Partner program with 4th grade
- A before and after school program is also available
Our program is a popular one! You are encouraged to register as early as possible to guarantee a place for your child.
The following qualifications will be considered in determining priority for admission:
- Children with a sibling currently enrolled at St Mary Parish School.
- Children of parish families who have been active, engaged, registered, and contributing parishioners of St. Mary Parish.
- Children of new parish families who have been active, engaged, registered and contributing parishioners of St. Mary Parish as of the year in which they seek enrollment.
- Children of families who are not currently registered at St. Mary Parish.
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97 Herrick Road, Riverside, IL