St. Stephen’s Preschool offers a safe, caring environment for children during their first significant experiences away from their family. Our program, founded more than 48 years ago, offers:
- Sessions for children 1.5 to 5 years of age from September through May, plus 2 weeks of camp in June
- 2, 3, and 5 day options from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm or 10:00 am-2:00 pm
- Various after school enrichment programs, which include but are not limited to soccer, drama, & foreign languages, and are offered on a rotating basis
- A well-balanced social and academic foundation that prepares children for success in elementary school and beyond
- Two lead teachers in classes provide a strong, skills-based curriculum in literacy, math and science
- A low student-to-teacher ratio that greatly benefits the structured play centers offered in each large classroom
- Resource specialists to help students with their motor, social, speech and language skills
- Speech and language screening
- Daily Music & Movement classes to improve gross motor abilities and promote good fitness
- A monthly chapel experience with creative story telling and music, featuring the children’s artwork
- A wooded campus with nature trails, three age-level playgrounds and a large, grassy ball field
2017-2018 Enrollment UNDERWAY!
In-house enrollment for next year began at the beginning of February for current families with children enrolled in the program. Enrollment for the 2017 – 2018 school year for the general public will open on Wednesday, February 8 and will remain open until all classes are filled. If you are interested in a tour of the school, please contact the Preschool Director, Veronica Mayes, to set up a time that is convenient for you by calling her Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, (703) 978-9024. Call today — you won’t be disappointed that you did!
For 48 years, St. Stephen’s has endeavored to meet the needs of families in the community. Our program for children 1 1/2 through 5 years of age is designed to offer the first safe, caring foundation away from home. Additionally, we provide excellent academic preparation for children as they enter public or private elementary schools. As a leader in Early Childhood Education, we scaffold instruction to guide our children through all the appropriate skill sequences for each age grouping. Our classes present a well planned, creative progression of exciting subject themes. A child beginning with 1 1/2 year old play may grow through three or four differing years of cognitive, speech/language, fine/gross motor skills, social/emotional, and spiritual development. Fairfax County elementary school teachers have “raved” about the preparation of our “graduates” because they have a well balanced social and academic foundation. We strive to keep activities at all levels very fun, challenging and successful. Thank you for your interest in St. Stephen’s Preschool. We look forward to having you as one of our families.
Veronica Mayes, M.Ed., Director