Little Epistles is the preschool division of St. Paul’s Academy. Our program offers varying schedules for toddlers through Pre-K and/or Jr. K, and is located at our facility a few blocks from our lower and upper school campuses. The philosophy of our preschool is that children learn through active participation, exploration, and self-discovery. We have a broad-based instructional curriculum with music and Spanish specialists. After class “Buddy” time options are also available, allowing for a maximum of four hours on campus per day.
Top Rated Academics
Since every child is unique, we provide an academically based program that is responsive to individual differences and needs. Our children participate in multi-sensory experiences that foster development and growth in a literacy-rich environment. We implement a curriculum that focuses on all areas of child development: cognitive, emotional, linguistic, physical, and social. We strive to provide a positive learning environment that will allow children to grow with joy and wonder.
Small class size and a challenging, yet nurturing environment characterize the St. Paul’s experience. Respectful, trusting relationships enhance learning as teachers provide meaningful attention to each student. Our preschool classes range from 6-10 students to ensure an individualized focus.
Open and Tolerant
We welcome students and teachers of all backgrounds and beliefs. Students assemble for chapel in individual classrooms weekly. The lessons are given as age-appropriate messages and stories. We teach ecumenical Christian values and spirituality without proselytizing, and with respect for the wide religious diversity within our school community. This has earned the respect, support and participation of families and students from Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and other traditions/ beliefs.
Beyond providing ongoing assessments of student’s learning and development, we provide both music and Spanish specialists. There are a large variety of summer camps and Buddy Time, which allow for both continuous learning and socialization with other students. We offer “Lunch Bunch” for children who attend our three-year-old or Pre-K four-year-old classes for up to one hour, allowing students extra time to play with their friends and enjoy lunch while listening to a story.