About Us

St. Joseph Preschool offers classes for two, three and four year olds. The program is designed to provide a supportive and comfortable beginning school experience, for both children and  parents. Children of all faiths are welcome!

Our goal is to help children develop into confident, happy, eager learners with a positive self image. We provide a safe environment and delightful experiences to encourage growth and success in all areas of their development: spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual and social.

Creativity and self-expression are encouraged. To achieve our goal, a typical day may  include: cooking; arts & crafts; stories & songs; math; academics & computer skills; large & small motor activities; and language development.

Field trips, speakers and celebrations help to enhance the learning experience, such as: Field trips to a grocery store, a pumpkin patch, museums and the Pittsburgh Zoo; programs on dental health, fire safety, bicycle safety, and awareness of disabilities; celebrations of holidays, St. Joseph’s Day, Parent and Grandparent days; and more!

If you would like more information, or a tour of our school, please call the preschool office at 412-963-8885 ext. 302, or visit our pages on the parish website.

Our current schedule of classes:

Two Year Olds (Little Dippers) - Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00am - 10:30am
Two Year Olds (Little Dippers, late session) - Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00am - 12:30pm
Three Year Olds (Blue Big Dippers) - Tues./Wed./Thurs. 9:15am - 11:45am
Three Year Olds (Red Big Dippers) - Tues./Thurs. 9:00am - 12:45pm
Four Year Olds (Shooting Stars) - Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs. 9:00am - 11:30am

Classes begin in September and continue through May. We follow the Fox Chapel Area School District for days off during the school year. Each class is staffed by a teacher and teacher’s assistant; parents are encouraged to participate on a rotating basis as parent-of-the-day.

Certified teachers on staff; all employees have full clearances. We utilize the 5-star curriculum developed by the Diocese of Cleveland.

“Let the children come to Me and do not hinder them. It is to just such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.”     Mark 9:14


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