Catholic Identity is integral to the mission of St. Benedict Catholic School.
Preschool Curriculum: The preschool program at St. Benedict School is academically structured as required by the State of Ohio. Besides a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for the preschool child, the curriculum also allows for ability levels and different learning styles. Classroom learning centers allow students to manipulate materials and objects allowing for child development of important basic concepts.
Students in the preschool program study religion, language arts, technology readiness, social studies, math readiness, science, music, library, dramatic play, and physical education.
Half Day Program
St. Benedict Catholic School offers a half day option for our three olds.
Full Day Program
The full day preschool program is available for both three and four year olds.
Arrival and Dismissal: Parents/guardians of preschool students are required to assist their child’s arrival and dismissal from the preschool classroom. Parents/guardians are required to walk their child to the preschool room on arrival. With dismissal, parents/guardians are required to enter the school through the “Extended Day” double doors which face Dorr St. Preschool Staff will allow entry where parents/guardians can make their way to the classroom to release their child from the school’s supervision and care.
Extended Day and Morning Care
• Preschool Morning-Care is available to all students. The preschool Morning-Care is held in the preschool classrooms from 7:00 am-7:50 am. There is no charge to Morning-Care. Parents/guardians must enter through the gym and walk their child to the preschool classrooms. Preschool students cannot be dropped off at the gym; parents/guardians must escort their child to the preschool classroom.
• Preschool Extended-Care is available to students from 2:30 pm -6:00 pm. The preschool Extended-Care is held primarily in the preschool classrooms in addition to the Extended Day classroom. Just as with the K-8 Extended Day program, the procedures for utilizing preschool Extended Care is the same (see details above).
Preschool Lunches: Parents/guardians of students enrolled in full-day preschool are responsible for providing their child an appropriately nutritious lunch and drink. Two days a week, students will have the opportunity to purchase hot lunch items and a third day to purchase pizza.