Our curriculum follows our elementary program and is modified to provide play-based learning and meet the needs of our younger students.
Reading, handwriting, alphabet are instructed at learning stations and throughout the curriculum. The children have a weekly field trip to our school library where they are introduced to the world of books in the library and read a story by our librarian.
Our young learners start the day with a calendar, the sequencing of the days events, their birthdays and at learning stations discover counting and the number line.
We are a Catholic school and teach our children that they are loved by God and the values of human dignity, compassion and kindness.
As in our elementary instruction, we are learning about our physical world - the weather, the earth, our food and our environment. We use experimentation to teach the fundamentals of the scientific process including forming a hypothesis, performing experiments including trial and failure.
In preschool we are focused on learning about our world. Using imaginary play, we teach about our neighborhood, the people that help us, holiday traditions and how we are different and the same as each other.
Our Spanish curriculum is not formalized but introduced by our instructor in our review of letters, numbers and daily routines.
Art in all its forms is part of our day. The fine motor skills and creative thinking provided by art are critical to kindergarten readiness.
Exercise and physical play are good for the body and mind and provide wonderful opportunities of learning self-moderation. A gift of having an elementary school is a weekly physical education class instructed by our elementary PE teacher.
A formal music lesson is provided each week by our elementary music teacher who introduces instruments, beat, vocals and more. We sing all day at LIttle Saints as music provides a wonderful way to memorize and motivate.
A typical day at Little Saints is a mix of play and academics enhanced with enrichment learning opportunities
Morning Circle Time
Play based activities
Our students may order a hot lunch from our Taste Nutrition program at the elementary school and that is delivered each day. We provide a morning and afternoon healthy snack.
We are a family at Saint Simon. When we say we are partners in your child’s education we put those words into action by providing a variety of opportunities for you to participate in our classrooms, in our community and in the direction of our school. You will receive information on events in our classrooms, Parish and our School Community Council for you to participate in. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us to share your talents.
We have many special events to build a community for our families and our children. Here are a few of the opportunities that bring us together as school families.
Summer park playdates
Pop up Play Time
Family Movie Nights
Our preschool serves children from 2 years and 6 months old to entering kindergarten.
Children must be toilet trained before being enrolled in the program.