ST. Theresa SchoolPreschool - 8th Grade

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The St. Theresa School Preschool program is designed to expand and stimulate children's minds and provide them with an unparalleled first academic experience. Our students will learn in an environment that allows them to explore, discover, imagine and play!  Children emerge as happy, productive, and successful learners who progress to Kindergarten with the tools and confidence to succeed at every stage of their education.
Preschool Program:
STS offers a variety of multi-aged preschool programs ranging from 2, 3 or 5 days per week:
  • 3 years (Blue Birds) 
  • 4 years (Red Birds)
  • Mornings: 8:00 AM- 11:00 AM
  • All-Day: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Before and After School Care (6:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.)
Preschool Overview:
  • Thematic-based learning, focusing on pre-reading, pre-writing, and Jesus as our friend - developing a sense of purpose, helping students understand that actions are important
  • Enhanced curriculum including; Handwriting without Tears - a developmentally based program that will assist your child in learning letter formation and how to correctly hold a pencil
  • Enrichment classes including music, library, art and Physical Education
  • Weekly Technology Instruction (4 year old program)
  • Reading Buddies - opportunity to interact with students in intermediate grades
  • Outdoor recess, emphasizing gross motor skill development and socialization 
  • Lunch time and nap time (all-day program)
  • Parent participation opportunities
  • Maximum class size of 20
    • Extended day option available through STEP- 6:30 AM- 6:00 PM- Discounted weekly fees available 
    • Free bus service through District 15                                                                                     
In addition to helping your child grow into a confident learner, we also practice getting along and respecting others as we learn to live our lives as a reflection of God.  Young people involved in Faith communities are more likely to feel supported, valued and empowered.
Schedule Options:
You may choose Morning or All-day
  • Tuesday/Thursday (2 days per week)
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday (3 days per week)
  • Monday through Friday (5 days per week)
Your child must be. . .
  • 3 years old on, or before, September 1st.
  • Toilet trained with no pull-ups
  • Immunized per Illinois law