130 Chapel Drive
Syracuse, NY 13219
315-487-8515

Pre-K / Nursery

Nursery School

Goal

Holy Family Nursery School program for three year old children provides the skills necessary to move confidently between the family and the wider world of learning. Our core goal is the individual growth and the development of the whole child - spiritueally, creatively, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. The balance between the unfolding of self and the unfolding of knowledge simultaneously is the primary goal of the program. It is through creative play that the foundation is set. Creative experiences allow children to explore their inner feelings and to express them in unique ways. Our focus is on maintaining a stimulating environment that provides children with many choices. Children's ability to express themselves through multiple and creative experiences is part of the process and teacher-guided activities combined with children's play insures that this happens.

Age limit

Age 3 by Dec. 1 of the school year. (Must be potty-trained)

Hours

8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday during the school year.

Registration

Applications are currently being accepted. For more information, please contact the Holy Family School office at (315) 487-8515.

Cost (2015-2016 School Year)

  • 2 day Nursery $ 240.00 / month
  • 3 day PreK or 3 day Nursery $ 320.00 / month
  • 5 day PreK or 5 day Nursery $ 471.50 / month

Details

  • The nursery school schedule follows the same calendar as K-6.
  • Children should wear comfortable play clothes. Rubber soled shoes and sneakers are recommended.

Full Day Pre-K

Goal

The goal of our full day Pre-K program is to provide our four year old children with high-quality pre-school experiences that will prepare them for kindergarten. This is accomplished by providing opportunities for each child to develop school readiness skills in an environment that encourages them to have fun while learning. We believe that our program also helps children develop social and pre-academic skills that will help them succeed in kindergarten and throughout their educational experiences. Our program provides learning experiences in all content areas as well as in art, music, physical education, library, and computer. Our pre-k students participate in all school activities.

Age limit

Age 4 by Dec. 1 of the school year.

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost (2015-2016 School Year)

  • 5 days a week: $451.50 per month.
  • 3 days a week: $300.00 per month.

Details

  • Pre-k students follow the same school calendar as K-6.
  • Children should wear comfortable play clothes. Rubber soled shoes and sneakers are recommended.
  • Children will go on field trips from time to time.
  • Students are included in special events that take place at our school.

Daily schedule

A typical day begins with circle time. The children gather with their teacher to settle in for a morning of fun and learning. This time includes prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a study of the weather and monthly calendar. Following circle time, the teacher presents a short lesson is presented with crafts, games, stories or worksheets to reinforce what was taught. Later, children have an opportunity to enjoy a snack brought from home. Playtime takes place daily outdoors when weather permits. The schedule is flexible depending on the time needed for particular lessons or school activities. Enrichment activities and rest time is incorporated. Children attend lunch in the cafeteria. Hot lunch available.

Registration

For more information, please contact Holy Family School at (315) 487-8515.

 

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