Pre-Kindergarten

“Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities – that’s training or instruction – but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.”

-ST. THOMAS MORE

Saint Thomas More Cathedral School offers a five day Pre-Kindergarten program for children who will be age 4 by September 30. Three dismissal time options are available: 12:45pm, 3:15pm, or until 6:00pm.

Our Pre-Kindergarten program fosters joy in discovery and learning in a Catholic environment that nurtures the whole child in the areas of spiritual, social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. Our curriculum is aligned with Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning & Comprehensive Standards for Four-year-olds

  ST. THOMAS MORE CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

PRE-K 14 SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

  • 7:45 Arrival: Table Activities
  • 8:10 Morning Meeting: Prayer/Pledge
  • 8:30 Calendar Activities
  • 9:00 Special Class (Music, Library, Computer, Spanish, Art, or PE)
  • 9:30 Snack/Restroom
  • 10:00 Outdoor Recess
  • 10:30 Small Group Work/Free Choice Activities
  • 11:00 Small Group Work/Free Choice Activities
  • 11:30 Lunch/Restroom
  • 12:00 Free Choice Activities/Small Group Work
  • 12:25 Story Time/Closing Activities/Prayer
  • 12:45 Dismissal

Small group work includes teacher-lead real world math and science activities and literacy experiences utilizing instructional materials from Writing Our Catholic Faith, Words Their Way for Emergent Readers, Scholastic, and Seeds magazines.

PRE-K SPECIAL CLASSES

Pre-K classes meet once a week for 30 minutes with the following area specialists:

  • Monday – Music
  • Tuesday – Library
  • Wednesday – Computer
  • Thursday – Spanish & Art
  • Friday – PE

PRE-K PM EXTENDED CARE

  • 12:50 Rest Time
  • 2:00 Restrooms/Outdoor Recess
  • 2:30 Snack
  • 3:00 Story Time/Closing/Prayer
  • 3:15 Dismissal

St. Thomas More Cathedral School Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is based on Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning: Comprehensive Standards for Four-Year Olds with Religion Standards Developed by the Diocesan Preschool Directors Committee.

02/12/2018