Preschools

We think preschool should be equal parts learning and equal parts fun – because your child’s first experience with school sets the stage for a lifetime of learning.

Introduce your child to the joy of learning through the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic preschools. Many of our elementary schools offer accredited pre-kindergarten classes. We also offer accredited pre-kindergarten learning opportunities at nine standalone locations.

No matter where your child starts, you’ll find a safe, loving environment where your child’s unique gifts are celebrated.

We offer:

  • A “learn through play” approach
  • Pre-reading, math, science, art, music and movement experience
  • A strong religious, social, emotional and academic foundation that nurtures the whole child
  • A safe, creative environment for learning – where we celebrate the love of God and teach respect for everyone
  • Meaningful tasks and activities that encourage motor skill development, interpersonal relationship and self-help skills

Develop a Relationship with Learning

Preschool is all about learning how to learn: to think, question and explore the world. Our preschools make learning fun, by providing materials such as building blocks, sensory tables and art supplies that allow children to develop math, science, problem solving and motor skills as well as creative and divergent thinking.

Develop a Relationship with Community

Preschool is a time to learn important skills for getting along with others, including cooperation, sharing, teamwork and self-confidence. Our preschools teach kids they’re part of a broader community, by providing experiences such as circle time, group projects, dramatic play and games to develop the social and emotional skills needed to become participants in a caring community.

Develop a Relationship with Christ

We believe young children also should learn about the Catholic faith and the Catholic values we treasure as adults. In our preschools, we introduce your child to Catholic prayer, liturgy and the sacraments, and invite each child to develop a relationship with Christ. In our classrooms, we celebrate that we are all God’s creation.

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