What are the age requirements to enroll in St. Ignatius Preschool? Students must be age 3, 4 or 5 on the first day of school.
What classes are offered for each age level? Each class will have a certified teacher and an assistant teacher to meet the needs of all students.
3 year olds – Tuesday/Thursday half-days (24 maximum class size) 4 year olds – Monday/Wednesday/Friday half-days (28 maximum class size) 5 year olds – pre-K – five full days (28 maximum class size)
Does the preschool accept students who are potty training? Children need to be potty trained before the first day of school.
Are lunch and snacks included? Tuition will cover a snack during the day. For the 5-year-old program students will be eating in the cafeteria. School lunch may be purchased in the cafeteria or students may pack a lunch.
Will the tuition discount for multiple children apply to the preschool program? No, the preschool needs to be self-sustaining and thus no financial aid or discounts are available at this time.
Will the preschool be on the same schedule as the K-8 school? Yes, morning sessions are 8:55 am-11:45 pm, afternoon sessions are 12:45 pm-3:30 pm, and full-day pre-K is 8:55 am-3:30 pm. The pre-school will follow the same school calendar of the K-8 school.
Is before- and after-school care offered? Before- and after-school care is available for the 5-year-old program only.
Will students wear the K-8 uniform? Yes, but it is modified. Boys and girls may both wear pants or shorts. Pants or shorts shall be solid navy blue. Girls may wear uniform jumpers, but they are not required. Girls may wear solid navy, black, or white tights or tight leggings under the uniform jumper or pants. Blouses and shirts are to be solid white or navy with a collar and only the top button may remain open. A shirt may be worn with the official school logo or with no logo. Visible logos and writing on clothing are prohibited with the exception of logos on shoes and socks. Only the current school logo may be worn on other items of clothing.
Where will the preschool be located? The preschool classrooms will be located in the parish office building on the St. Ignatius campus. Welcoming and warm learning spaces are being planned and built for the 2019-2020 school year.
Is bussing available for preschoolers? Private transportation must be provided for preschool students.
Will there be a waiting list if classes are full? A limited number of slots are available. First preference will be given to current St. Ignatius families. After openings fill, we will accept names for our wait list. Please see the admissions categories for more information.
If my child attends St. Ignatius Preschool, do they qualify for priority registration for Kindergarten enrollment? Yes, since the preschool is an extension of our day school, our preschool students will be eligible for priority registration for the next school year.
What type of curriculum will be implemented? The curriculum will be age-appropriate and focus on children maximizing their God-given gifts. Hands-on and active lessons will focus on prayer and faith, reading skills, math, science, technology, service, and positive personal development.