In our younger classes, we use a professionally designed and nationally recognized preschool curriculum developed by Funshine Express. Additional resources are also introduced to nurture the whole child and support the child’s social, emotional and intellectual growth. Components include Language Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Creative Arts, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Health and Safety, and Global and Community Awareness. We encourage our parents to visit the Funshine Express website to learn more.
Educational resources for our Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten classes, while designed to encompass similar components, are unique to St. Philip’s Preschool. We use a wide variety of resources to create the fullest educational experience in the classroom for our students. These resources include Handwriting Without Tears and Heggerty Phonemic Awareness.
All our students also experience our Music and Movement, Physical Education, and “Investigation Station” classes. The “Investigation Station” is our theme-based, hands-on experiential classroom. Each month this room is packed with exciting activities and projects which help students learn more about the given month’s theme. It is like going on a little field trip every month!
Finally, we encourage children in their faith with an incredible daily Chapel program that’s fun and focuses on the love God has for us all. Lessons taught in Chapel are also reinforced in the classroom.
8:15 am – 8:30 am
Arrival: Students begin classroom activities.
8:40 am – 9:05 am
9:10 am – 2:30 pm
Classroom lessons and activities, outside play, Physical Education, Music and Movement, Investigation Station, snack/lunch times, rest time, circle time, etc.
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Dismissal: Children may be picked up in their classrooms.
In an effort to better support our Preschool families who need extended care for their children, St. Philip’s Preschool offers optional Before Care (7:30 am – 8:15 am) and After Care (2:30 pm – 5:30 pm) Programs. Click HERE for more information.
St. Philip’s Preschool closely follows the FISD calendar. Our school year starts one week after FISD and typically ends one day earlier. Most school holidays are the same. School closures due to the weather also follow FISD. If FISD closes or delays school due to weather, St. Philip’s will not hold classes that day.