Early Childhood Education

New for 2017-2018!  A half-day PreKindergarten program for 3 year olds.  Parents may choose five or three days per week.  Class hours are
8:30 AM - 11:15 AM.   Children must be 3 years old by October 1st of the academic year.  The program will meet in a fully-equipped homeroom and the children will have access to the Academy's gymnasium.

The 4-year-old Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten are full-day programs whose class hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Pre-Kindergarten students must be 4 years old by October 1st and Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by October 1st of the academic year. Students will have access to a fully-equipped homeroom, gymnasium, resource room, computer lab, and the library/media center. Extended Care options are available for students in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten. Pre-Kindergarten students will be given priority registration for the St. Bartholomew Kindergarten program. 

See "Admissions" for information about tuition and extended care.

Pre-Kindergarten (3 year old) Program

This introductory, half-day school experience will provide an atmosphere of learning, making friends, encouraging personal growth, and sharing good times. Tuition for this program is $5,000 for five days and $3,500 for three days. Students must be potty trained prior to admission into the program.


In an environment filled with love and faith, your 3 year old will experience:

  • Seasonally themed studies
  • Language, story time, recognizing their names and the letters of the alphabet
  • Science, a program of investigation and discovery
  • Fine motor skills, using scissors, crayons, and tracing
  • Gross motor skills, games, dancing, and playing
  • Art, recognizing colors and shapes, coloring and drawing
  • Music, learning and singing songs
  • Creative play 

Pre-Kindergarten (4 year old) Program 

The 4-year-old Pre-Kindergarten program offers students a friendly and inviting atmosphere for learning, making friends, encouraging personal growth, and sharing good times. 

This introductory school experience is designed to prepare the students for kindergarten readiness. The curriculum for 4-year old children will flow from their natural desire to grow and learn. 
 
The daily schedule of the PreKindergarten program includes: 
  • Religion
  • Creative play 
  • Snack time
  • Storytelling 
  • Nap time
  • Music
  • Physical activities
  • Arts & Crafts 
Daily activities will be led in one or more of the following areas: 
  • Visual and auditory memory discrimination
  • Introduction to color, shape and letter recognition
  • Skills to prepare for readiness in communication, arts, math, science, pre-writing skills, and social science 

Kindergarten Program

The Kindergarten program offers students a friendly and stimulating atmosphere for intellectual, emotional, social, and physical activities. This foundation is designed to promote self-confidence, communicative abilities, responsibility, self-discipline, and socialization. 
 
The Kindergarten curriculum lays down the foundation skills using the children’s unique gifts and talents. 
 
The daily schedule will include: 
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Creative play 
  • Functional writing 
  • Math 
  • Music 
  • Nap time 
  • Phonics 
  • Physical activities 
  • Reading 
  • Religion 
  • Science 
  • Snack time 
  • Social Studies 
  • Storytelling 
 Daily activities include one or more of the following areas: 
  • Visual and auditory memory discrimination 
  • Developing color, shape and letter recognition 
  • Skills to prepare for readiness in math, science, reading, communication, arts, pre-writing skills, and social science 

St. Bartholomew Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. St. Bartholomew Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, 
national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarships and loan programs, and other school administered programs.