Roanoke Catholic Pre-K is under the direction of the Lower School administrator, who is responsible for the daily operation of the Pre-K.
Our Pre-K is dedicated to the physical, social, and emotional development of the young child in a nurturing Christian environment. Each school day is planned with appropriate age-level activities to enhance socialization skills, personal independence, physical development, and basic readiness instruction in a comfortable, happy, play-oriented setting. Indoor and outdoor play are part of each day.
Fully certified teachers and aides staff our classrooms, as needed to support our 1:8 staff-to-student ratio. This ratio is maintained for the Extended Day option, as well. At least two adults are present at all times.
The Pre-K will begin on the Tuesday after Labor Day and will conclude the day before the regular K-12 program finishes. Its interim calendar will follow that of Roanoke Catholic’s K-12 program with minor exceptions.
The core instructional program hours are 8:00am-1:00pm daily. Extended Day programs are available on a full time or drop-in basis.
Operation Dates: The day after Labor Day through the day before K-12 ends.
Capacity: 32 Students
Eligibility: Four year olds must be four by September 30th.
|Traditional Program (8:00am – 1:00pm)
(Lunch Price Extra)
|Extended Day Program (1:00pm – 2:45pm)||5 days/week||$140.00/month|
|Extended Day 1:00pm to 2:45pm||Drop-in||$16.00/day|
Registration Fee: $85.00 per child, nonrefundable. This includes insurance and all supplies.
Each child must have all age-appropriate immunizations required by law, and must furnish a documented copy of such immunizations and their dates of administration before admission. Each child must have had a physical examination within the previous twelve months prior to admission and must furnish a copy of the physical to the school nurse.
Students who meet the proper age and health/immunization requirements should complete an application. Priority for acceptance is given to students who have siblings already enrolled at Roanoke Catholic, Catholic students from surrounding parishes, and children of alumni. All applicants must be able to toilet themselves independently.
Each day consists of prayer, both child-initiated and organized play (indoor and outdoor), basic language arts, math, science, gross/fine motor skill activities, and self-care skills. Formal classes led by the school specialists in physical education, music, library, and art occur weekly. Occasional field trips are also a part of the program as long as proper car-seat regulations are maintained or the trip is within walking distance.
A primary goal in Pre-K is to build self-esteem. Students are encouraged to develop a sense of independence and interdependence, learning the social skills necessary to be part of a group. Our program also fosters self-discipline and a love of learning, tapping the Pre-K student’s natural sense of curiosity.
Pre-K students are required to wear the school uniform. Velcro shoes are required for Pre-Kindergarten. Our uniform distributors are Lands End, Flynn & O’Hara and Jammin’. Please see the Lower School Uniform Guidelines sheet for details.