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Programs

Classes

Placement is determined by child’s age as of September 1.

2 yr olds

Classrooms are designed to be age appropriate and teachers create lesson plans that challenge children with a full range of academic building blocks and foster the development of constructive social skills.

Class Ratio: 1 teacher per 5 students
Two loving teachers who specialize in working with our youngest students are with no more than ten children in one of our smaller, cozy classrooms. An enclosed bathroom in these classrooms is excellent for taking care of diapering needs and encouraging children towards independent pottying.

Schedule Options:

  • 3-Day – Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • 2-Day – Tuesday/Thursday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Combo Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

3 yr olds

Classrooms are designed to be age appropriate and teachers create lesson plans that challenge children with a full range of academic building blocks and foster the development of constructive social skills.

Class Ratio: 1 teacher per 8 students
These classes, staffed with 2 loving and experienced teachers have a maximum of 16 students. Classrooms are equipped with a restroom and the teachers expect to assist children with the occasional accident. However, children are expected to be well on their way to being fully potty trained.

Schedule Options:

  • 3-Day – Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • 2-Day – Tuesday/Thursday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Combo Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

4 yr olds

This program offers the best preparatory option for four-year-old children who will be entering kindergarten the following year. Our full five-day classroom setting exposes them to all the academic subjects, social skills, and organized structure they’ll need to thrive in the kindergarten setting. (We also offer a 3-day or 2-day option.)

The academic focus is to first meet each individual child where they are and to expose the entire class to the skills needed to enter a kindergarten environment. Letter recognition, phonics, and writing skills along with math, language, and problem-solving skills are all part of each week’s lesson plans and activities. From the social and emotional aspects of development, this class allows the children to develop a greater sense of self and independence while also learning how to have both friendships and collaborative (“working”) relationships with peers.

Class Ratio: 1 teacher per 9 students
Each of these classrooms is equipped for up to eighteen students with two teachers.

Schedule Options:

  • 5-Day – Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • 3-Day – Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • 2-Day – Tuesday/Thursday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Our Transitional Kindergarten class is designed for children whose 5th birthday falls shy of the FISD September 1st cut off or who are currently old enough for kindergarten but would benefit from an extra season of both social and academic experience before entering an Elementary School setting. Our curriculum closely models FISD Kindergarten expectations and goals and is taught by an outstanding, degreed, and experienced lead teacher. When our students move on to the larger, faster-paced ISD environment they will know what it feels like to be successful learners and to love the learning process. The experience they have in our Transitional Kindergarten class will not just prepare them for kindergarten but will set their entire educational career on the best course for success.

Class Ratio: 1 teacher per 10 students
Our Transitional Kindergarten classroom is equipped to handle 20 students with two teachers.

Schedule
5-Day – Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Special Programs

Daily Chapel Time

We encourage children in their faith with an amazing daily chapel program in our church sanctuary that’s fun and focuses on the love God has for us all. Lessons taught in chapel are also reinforced in the classroom.

Investigation Station

The “Investigation Station” is our theme-based, hands-on, experiential classroom. Each month this room is packed with exciting activities and projects for the students to engage in which help them learn more about the month’s theme. It is like going on a little field trip every month!

Music and Movement

St. Philip’s Music and Movement class engages the children in songs, playing musical instruments, dancing, and movement activities as well as listening to different types of music.

Physical Education

Physical Education promotes healthy minds and healthy bodies. In our P.E. class, the children will learn to practice yoga, understand the benefits of healthy eating, participate in creative physical activities, learn the basic rules of soccer, basketball, baseball, and other sports, and have lots of fun in the process.

Before School Care

In an effort to better support our Preschool families who need early care for their children, St. Philip’s Preschool offers a Before Care Program.

Schedule
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 8:15 am

After School Care

We offer an After School Program for St. Philip’s Preschoolers. We provide snacks, educational viewing programs, computer time, physical activity, study, free play, group games, arts, and crafts. Extra focus work would also be available to reinforce academic concepts. Groups would be mixed ages.

Schedule
Monday – Friday: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Late Pickup Policy goes into effect at 5:30 pm.