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You can see the surprising benefits of preschool extending far beyond giving kids the chance to play with their friends all day. These benefits of preschool are all thanks to supportive, trained preschool teachers who make learning come alive in their early childhood classrooms each day.
About Our School
St. Mary’s has been educating the smallest learners for more than 50 years in the Belle Isle area of Orlando. Our curriculum targets all areas of a child’s development; and allows teachers to individualize lessons for their students. A low student to teacher ratio, dedication to each child and family involvement give our students the foundation to achieve success throughout their school careers. Our preschool plays an integral role in the ministry of St. Mary’s Church and is a celebrated resource within our community. We encourage each child to discover the world through hands-on learning and the richness of open-ended play. We strive to instill a love of learning, as well as integrating important life lessons into our daily curriculum. In an atmosphere of love and acceptance modeled by experienced educators, the children develop self-esteem and confidence in their place in the group and in the world.
St. Mary’s Preschool is a play-based emergent curriculum program that has supported parents and nurtured children for over 50 years! Our preschool provides a peaceful, caring, cooperative environment. Children in our preschool will learn not just with pencils and paper but with hands on experiences in both the indoor or outdoor classroom. Beyond Centers and Circle Time and a combination of Nemours BrightStart, learning without Tears and character development activities make up our unique curriculum.
We offer developmentally appropriate classes for children ages 2 – 5 years old. Your child must be the age of the class they are entering on or before September 1 of the school year. We are offer Voluntary Pre Kindergarten (VPK) in a unique way. This program allows all Florida residents with children that are age 4 by September 1st to participate in a quality Pre Kindergarten program free of charge. Children who are 5 years old have a choice to attend St. Mary’s as a Kindergartener or if they have not submitted a VPK certificate previously they may use it during their 5-year-old year.
We begin fall enrollment in February each year; but continually enroll throughout the school year. Please call the preschool office to find out what spaces may be available. 407-851-4723 or [email protected]