Focusing on LIFE:
Laying a Foundation In Faith,
Family, Friends & Education
To serve children & their families by offering a high quality education program in a safe, nurturing, Christian environment.
About Our School
St. Mary’s has been educating the smallest learners for more than 50 years in the Belle Isle area of Orlando. We strive to instill a love of learning, as well as integrating important life lessons into our daily curriculum. 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.
We offer developmentally appropriate classes for children ages 2 – 4 years old. Your child must be the age of the class they are entering on or before September 1 of the school year. For example to enter the Three Year Old class your child will need to turn 3 years old by September 1st.
We are very excited to be a Voluntary Pre Kindergarten (VPK) provider. In 2017 VPK began accepting children who are 5 years old if they have not attended a VPK class previously. 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. For more information on this program check out their website at www.elcoc.org.
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 me at [email protected]
We use the Beyond Centers and Circle Time Curriculum in our 2 and 3 year old classes; and Nemours BrightStart in our VPK classes. It is a theme and play based curriculum that focuses on the whole child’s development including spiritual, emotional/social, cognitive, and gross motor development.
In addition to these curriculums we also use a developmentally appropriate handwriting curriculum in our Pre K 4 classes – Learning without Tears (formally Handwriting without Tears). This program is a wonderful way to teach children handwriting skills in a fun and age appropriate way.
Please click on the age group in our main menu to find out more about the curriculum for that age group.
Our Administration & Teachers
Our teaching staff is composed of experienced professionals, participating in 10+ hours per year of continuing education courses, in addition to the 45 hours of initial training received through the Florida State Department of Children and Families. All of our lead teachers hold Child Development Associate Credentials (CDA) or Degrees. To find out more our teachers, click on “About Us” in the main menu above.
For more information and to schedule a tour,
please contact our preschool director.
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