St. Philip Neri
St. Philip Neri Catholic School promotes charity, humility, and excellence through a Christ-centered education.
Our 2021-2022 application process will open on March 1st, 2021 for children starting at age 3.
The pre-school curriculum is designed to focus on the needs of young children. The curriculum is planned around units, themes, projects, and liturgical seasons that integrate learning activities throughout the day.
Our pre-school programs are offered for 3 and 4 year olds. They will also participate in physical education, library visits, Spanish, art, and computer time.
Our all-day three and four-year-old programs include before and after school care options. We have a fully equipped preschool serving lunch and snacks along with naptime. We pride ourselves on our kind and experienced staff who have inviting classrooms that inspire creativity and learning. Our early education program is exceptional and provides a catering and nurturing experience for all students.
Come Visit Us
Schedule a tour and see our full-size gymnasium for indoor play, 5,000 square foot tornado safe place and amazing classrooms. Tours will be scheduled at your convenience and guided by a school administrator. Information on tuition rates will be provided in your tour packet. Tours can be given during the school day so that you can observe teacher/student interaction. Contact us today- spots are still available.
Our Pre-School. Our Family. Our Community
We take great pride in helping our students develop into devoted Christians and active members of the Catholic community of faith. For our students and staff, prayer and faith are an integral part of every school day as we follow God’s guidance in the conduct of our daily lives.
The pre-school curriculum is designed to focus on the needs of young children. The curriculum is planned around units, themes, projects, and liturgical seasons that integrate learning activities throughout the day. This program is based on the developmental level of the children and provides appropriate activities that will help them feel successful and stimulate intellectual growth. Such activities may include sharing and conversation time, stories, songs, fingerplays, creative art, games, large muscle activities, science and nature, and exposure to shapes, colors, numbers, and letters. Physical education, library visits, Spanish, art, and computer time are also part of the pre-school curriculum.
Young children learn better and faster through the use of hands-on materials used in play-type activities. Children of this age explore ideas and learn to think creatively. Play encourages social interaction as a child progresses from the early stages of parallel and associative play to cooperative play, thus achieving a specific goal. Children need time free from restrictions and pressure to choose activities and centers. Space and equipment both indoors and outdoors are provided to promote learning through meaningful play experiences. Children learn to use oral language skills, make decisions, and develop appropriate ways to express their feelings while participating in preschool activities.
Is pre-school all day? What are the hours of school? Do you offer before or after care?
Regular school hours are 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. The hours for before school care are from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on days when school is in session. Parents of pre-school children are asked to sign your child in on the sheet posted by the classroom door before bringing your child to the activity center. The hours for after school care are from 3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on days when school is in session.
What is your pre-school discipline policy?
Corporal punishment is not used at St. Philip Neri. Rather, we try to instill self-discipline. Our students, from the youngest to the oldest, are held accountable for their actions, decisions, and choices. Guidance is focused on individual and group problem-solving, self-care skills, personal safety, and respect for others. Our teachers encourage the students’ social and emotional development while fostering an attitude of fairness and justice. One technique used frequently in our pre-school classes is “time-out” in which a child is sent away from the large group to think about his/her behavior. Before the child can enter into a group setting, there is a dialogue between the teacher and the child. Discipline is kind but firm
Will my child be taking a nap?
Since our pre-school program is a full day, our students need time to rest. Sleep mats are purchased from the school office. Many children rest better if they have a small crib-size blanket or quilt with them to use as a cover. Beach towels also work well.
What will my child eat for lunch? Will they have snacks?
Pre-schoolers have a morning snack period each day. Parents are asked to provide snacks as requested by the teacher. Parents should bring healthy snacks on their assigned days. A suggested list of ideas will be provided to the parents. Please make sure your child arrives each day having eaten a healthy breakfast. Students may eat in Before School Care.
The lunch menu can be found on the website here.
How do I apply? What are tuition costs?
Information on how to apply can be found on our Admissions Page.
Tuition and fees can be found here.
What Our Families are Saying
I have a preschool child enrolled at SPN. I love the staff, safety, and after school care availability. I receive a newsletter weekly from my child’s teacher about the academics in the classroom. The school has a secured doorway during school hours. After school is out, they have after school care until 6-630pm. I am very pleased with the school and highly recommend it! – Kelly Cummings
We’re really happy with the education our child receives from SPN. The faculty truly cares about the students and their development. We look forward to when our two youngest children are able to attend. It’s been a wonderful experience for our family. – T.J. Painter
St. Philip Neri is a wonderful school with teachers who really care and want the best for their students. I love knowing that my daughter is getting such a good education and is really cared about by everyone at the school. She has attended the school since she was three and has always done well academically. I would recommend the school to anyone looking for good academics and a school that really cares. – Cassie Koelsch