Applying to Preschool

NEW PRESCHOOL HOURS: 

New Full Day Program (3 and 4 year olds)
Monday-Friday (7:45am - 2:10pm)
After School Care "Little Lion Club" (2:15pm - 4:30pm) - PreK and Kindergarten students only
After School Care (4:30pm - 6pm)

If you would like to fill out a hard copy application ,please click here 

PHILOSOPHY

We believe that children learn through play, guided exploration and direct instruction. There components are the means through which children can both learn about their world and demonstrate their understanding of it. 

At St. Mark's Preschool, we design activities that enable children to develop to trust their own abilities while interacting with each other. We recognize that each child develops at his/her own rate and in an individual style. Our goal is to provide the experiences and activities through which each child will develop a sense of competence and pride in his/her achievements. 

Through our belief in the ten core Gospel values we look to educate the whole student, academically, physically, and morally. 


WHAT ARE OUR PARENTS SAYING


"St. Mark Little Lions in Stratford is the most AMAZING program. I can go on for hours about how happy I am, both as a parent and a teacher. If you want to chat, pm me. I can't say enough good things!!!!!"

"They have a fabulous preschool program. I was a preschool teacher and it is one of the best programs I've seen with amazing, caring, nurturing teachers."

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Enrollment
Preschool enrollment will follow the schedule below:
1. Beginning on January 28th, enrollment will open for all current and new families (preference will be given to returning families)
2. Enrollment will stay open until all Pre-K spots are full. 
3. We welcome enrollment to all children regardless of race, religious affiliation, national origin, or sex.

Enrollment Requirements
All children enrolled in our program must have a current physical examination, all State required immunizations, and a complete and current health form must be on file in the St. Mark School office. Physical exams are current for one year (from the date of the exam) and must be updated as required to remain current. A child whose physical exam is not current will be asked to remain out of class until seen by a physician. The Town of Stratford provides a daily nurse to cover the preschool through grade at eight classes at Saint Mark School. All children must be potty-trained and non-diaper dependent as of the first day of preschool in September.

Provisional Enrollment Period
It is understood that all children are enrolled for an eight-week trial period. The school staff will evaluate each child’s readiness and will give a 30-day written notice if it is deemed that the program is not meeting the child’s needs.

ACCEPTANCE POLICIES FOR ST. MARK SCHOOL
St. Mark School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs