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FAQ about SJCS Preschool

How old does my child have to be to come to preschool?

Our preschool program is designed for children to attend for two years. If a child is three by August 30th and potty trained the child will come 2 half days (Tuesday/Thursday). For the second year of our program, if your child is four by August 30th, a parent may choose either the 3 (MWF) or 5 full day option (M-F). Once children complete their second year, a Kindergarten recommendation will be based on the information from the Kindergarten assessment team and teacher recommendation as well as the age designation qualification (age 5 by Aug 30, 2024).


Do you offer hot lunch or do we need to pack one for full day kids? 

Hot lunch and white milk is available everyday.


What time does school start for preschool?

School day starts at 7:30 ½ day ends at 11, full day ends at 2:00.


Does my child need to wear a uniform?

Uniforms are not required for preschool but they are welcome to wear them if it makes it easier.


Do the pre-schoolers have recess?

We do go out on the playground daily (weather permitting)




Do you have a snacktime?

Yes, Morning snack is provided.


Is the school calendar the same for preschool?

We follow same school calendar as K-8.


Is bussing available for my preschooler?

You would need to contact your school districts transportation office and ask. Each district has different rules.


Are there any scholarships available for preschool?

Yes, there are several Scholarships available, One is available for new families to SJCS and the other can be accessed by filling out the FACTS form.