The St. Anthony of Padua Pre-School Program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education. Our teacher and assistant teacher are certified by the State of Ohio and complete annual professional development required by the state and the Diocese of Cleveland for the health and safety of our students.
Pre-School Philosophy and Curriculum
Our goal is to give your child a positive educational and spiritual foundation that he or she can build upon in future learning. Multi-sensory activities will keep your child engaged and promote a love of learning. Students will learn to follow school routines. Our classes provide a Catholic education through which gospel values are presented, lived and fostered. Your child will be encouraged to develop a healthy self-image and a respect for others while preparing for Kindergarten using the Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum and Academic Guidelines prepared by the Diocese of Cleveland, which aligns with the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Content Standards. The Pre-School class attends Related Academics Classes, including Art, Physical Education, Spanish and STEM, helping our students learn to navigate the entire St. Anthony of Padua School campus.
The St. Anthony Pre-School Program admits students of any race, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, as we pride ourselves on being non-discriminatory. The St. Anthony of Padua School Registration Form and Fee must be presented before your child may be admitted to St. Anthony of Padua Parish Pre-School. Mandatory paperwork must be completed and submitted to St. Anthony of Padua School prior to your child attending Pre-School, which includes: a copy of your child’s Birth certificate, current Immunization Records, Health History Records, Physical Examination and Medical Statement, Emergency Medical Form, Pre-School Registration Form, Pre-School Release Form, and custody papers (where applicable). All students must be toilet trained, regardless of age.
Our Pre-School Program for 3 & 4 year olds is designed to be flexible to best fit your child’s needs. You may choose your child’s weekly schedule from the options listed below:
*Students must be 3 years old by August 1st to enroll in the Pre-School Full Day Class that is in session from 8:30 AM-2:30 PM. Full Day Class Scheduling Options for 3 or 4 year old students include:
2 Days a Week: Any two days during the week
3 Days a Week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday OR Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
4 Days a Week Monday-Thursday OR Tuesday-Friday
5 Days a Week: Monday-Friday
Students should wear play clothes and close toe athletic shoes (no light up, wheel or high heel shoes).
Our students enjoy a comprehensive program that includes:
Reading & Writing Mathematics Science & STEM
Social Development Religion & Spirituality Community Outreach Programs
Physical Education Art & Creativity Music & Movement Spanish & Sign Language
Sensory Activities iPads Smartboard Interaction Light Table Learning
Classroom Gardening Center Raising Butterflies Pre-School Graduation Ceremony
Breakfast Program Lunch Program Before & After School Care