PRESCHOOL

OVERVIEW

3K Options -  3 days (MWF) or 5 days (M-F) a week from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. There is a Lunch Fun option from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Wrap-around care, staffed by a Holy Apostles early childhood staff member, is available from until 3:15 p.m, and extended care is available until 6pm.

4K - 5-day half-day and full-day options, allowing you to choose the schedule that is best for your child:

Half Day: 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Full Day:  8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

On-site after school care is available from dismissal to 6 p.m.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Strong academic and hands-on curriculum to inspire intellectual curiosity

  • Christ-centered teaching approach to strengthen faith and instill Christian values

  • Interactive Wall Displays used to enhance classroom learning opportunities

  • Exposure to a variety of specialty subjects, including Project Lead the Way and enrichment programs starting in 4K

  • Safe and caring environment to help students develop a strong sense of self-esteem and social/emotional awareness

  • Children age (3 or 4) on or before September 1 are eligible for (3K or 4K) enrollment. 

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CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

The 3K, 4K, and 5K programs at Holy Apostles School form the foundation for a lifetime of learning and academic success. Our curriculum is a carefully constructed three-year progression designed to fully prepare students for their elementary years and beyond.

This development includes instruction and growth in the following core areas: Literacy, Religion, Math, Science, Personal Development, Technology, Social Studies

ENRICHMENT

PROGRAMS

In addition to the core curriculum, students also participate in the following enrichment programs with certified teachers beginning in 4K:

  • Project Lead the Way—Our science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program is now integrated into our 4K-8th grade curriculum!  4K students will learn about Life Science by exploring characteristics of living and nonliving things, examining habitats, which will help them develop an understanding of what living things need in order to survive. They use the engineering design process to sketch, build, and test an animal’s shelter, then reflect on their design.

  • Library (3K & 4K) – Students visit the library weekly to enjoy story time and check out books.

  • Art and Music – 4K classes take regular opportunities to develop individual expression through art, crafts, song, and dance, as children learn to appreciate the beauty of God’s world around us.

  • Spanish Language – Spanish instruction introduces our young students to foreign language and the larger world.

  • Physical Activity – Children attend Physical Education class, as well as have daily opportunities to participate in structured and unstructured activities in indoor and outdoor settings

  • Field Trips & In-House Guests – There are multiple opportunities throughout the year to expand on learning themes beyond the classroom.  In-house guests/outside field trips have included: NB Fire and Police Departments, nature centers, nursing homes, First Stage, and more.

  • Buddy Program – Students love their older buddies!  4K students are mentored by 5th grade students for Mass, reading, and other learning activities.  3K students are mentored by their 2nd grade buddies.