Our preschool is an academically based National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited program with learning outcomes based on the Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines. We offer a very close-knit, challenging, and nurturing community that offers varying schedules for toddlers through Pre-K and/or Jr. K. The curriculum is literacy-rich, allows for exploration in science discovery (STEM focus) and the math program provides a balance of fun and academically appropriate activities. In addition, afternoon enrichment allows exploration with reading and writing activities that lead into activities that investigate the world. Overall, this adds depth to our morning academic programs. The preschool’s philosophy is that children learn through active participation, exploration, and self-discovery.
Since every child is unique, we provide an academically based program that is responsive to individual differences and needs. Our children participate in multi-sensory experiences that foster development and growth in a literacy-rich environment. We implement a curriculum that focuses on all areas of child development: cognitive, emotional, linguistic, physical, and social. We strive to provide a positive learning environment that will allow children to grow with joy and wonder.
Small class size and a challenging, yet nurturing environment characterize the St. Paul’s experience. Respectful, trusting relationships enhance learning as teachers provide meaningful attention to each student. Our preschool classes range from six-ten students to ensure an individualized focus.
Inclusive of All Faiths
We welcome students and teachers of all backgrounds and beliefs. Students assemble for chapel in individual classrooms weekly. The lessons are given as age-appropriate messages and stories. We teach ecumenical Christian values and spirituality without proselytizing and with respect for the wide religious diversity within our school community. This has earned the respect, support, and participation of families and students from Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and other traditions/beliefs.
Beyond providing ongoing assessments of student’s learning and development, we provide both music and Spanish specialists. There are a large variety of summer camps and additional enrichment options, which allow for both continuous learning and socialization with other students.