Pre-K students are nurtured through stories that feed their imaginations. Fairy tales and nursery rhymes enchant 4-year-olds and foster their developing understanding of what is good and what is true. Pre-K students at SJBS gain foundational skills in phonics and math. Throughout the year, teachers emphasize the wonder and awe of learning new things, both in work and in play. Each child is taught and encouraged in building a personal relationship with God, our loving Father, and Jesus Christ his Son.
Entrance into Pre-K at SJBS is based on the child's age on December 1. Children must be toilet trained and have no serious medical or behavioral problems that would hinder others' participation in the Pre-K program.
PreK4 offers two different options as follows:
Morning sessions will begin at 8:45AM and will dismiss at 11:45 AM. Afternoons will dismiss at 2:45PM.
8:45 Arrival, get ourselves ready for the day
9:00 Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
9:10 Circle Time: Calendar and Nature Studies (exploring God’s creation
9:30 Math: hands-on activities using Saxon manipulatives
10:00 Healthy snack from home
10:30 Phonics: starts with shapes and colors; moves into the alphabet,
sequencing, and categorizing in age-appropriate ways
11:00 Creative Play and Montessori Practical Life
11:30 Get ourselves ready to go
11:40 Closing Prayer
Pre-K children at SJBS will have Library time each week as well as PE and Music Class. On Fridays, Pre-K children spend the afternoon in our beautiful Atrium building a closer relationship with Jesus and learning about some of the greatest mysteries of our faith.
Pre-K children will join the entire school for Mass every Friday. The children have older buddies for Mass, and they do a beautiful job learning to pray and behave well at Mass. The children in Pre-K are an important part of the SJBS community, where we are like extended family.