2-year-olds – must be 2 by August 31 (of the beginning of the school year)
3-year-olds – must be 3 by August 31
4-year-olds – must be 4 by August 31
Preparatory Kindergarten –must be 5 by August 31

Children ages 3, 4 and 5 should be toilet trained.  Immunization records and physician health reports for each child should be submitted within 30 days of the start of school.

Registration Fee
The registration fee for the Preschool is equivalent to one month’s tuition and is due at the time of application.  The registration fee is non-refundable. Placement in a class is not final until all paperwork and payments are received and in order.  Registration payments can be made by check payable to St Francis Preschool, or via our online system (a credit card fee will apply) at  Preschool Online Store.  The preschool reserves the right to deny enrollment if we feel that we cannot best meet the needs of a child.  In this case, we are happy to refund the registration fee.

Tuition
Tuition is paid one month in advance. Monthly tuition payments begin in August and end in April and are made using FACTS (tuition management system) and will be drafted on the 20th of each month.  A link will be sent out later on how to register for FACTS. If you wish to pay your annual tuition in full, you may do so by check no later than July 31.  A 1% discount will be applied.

Financial Aid
Financial aid is available.  Click here for additional information on Financial Aid.

Withdrawals
No refunds will be made on tuition already paid.
In case of withdrawal/dismissal from the program, thirty days’ written notice is required. Children are accepted in good faith. Occasionally, however, it is necessary to remove a child from the program or deny enrollment if we feel that we cannot best meet the needs of a child. In this case, we are happy to refund the registration fee.

 

 

 

If you are a Catholic Family who are active members of the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, you may be eligible for the St. Francis Steward Rate, see Stewardship Requirements.  Please complete the Stewardship Form.   If you are a Catholic Family who are active members of another Parish, please complete the 2018 – 2019 Pastor Recommendation Form.

Our preschool offers a before and after school program for Children ages 3, 4, and 5.  Beginning at 8:00am, and staying as late as 2:30pm are some of the options available.  Visit our Stepping Stones Page for more information and to complete the registration for that program.

 

Classes will be filled on a first come-first served basis with priority given to students in the following order:
• Children of Preschool /Franciscan School Staff
• Parish Staff
• Currently Enrolled Students and Siblings of Currently Enrolled Preschool Students
• Siblings of Preschool Alumni/Siblings of TFS Students
• Registered Parishioners
• Out of Parish Catholic
• General Public

STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION

St. Francis of Assisi Preschool admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin or gender. It does not discriminate on the basis of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious background or gender in the administration of its admissions, employment or educational programs or policies. We welcome families of all faiths who are seeking an education in a Catholic environment. We are strengthened by our diversity.

 

 

In order to provide your child with the best opportunity to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually, students will be assigned to classes based on availability, student/ teacher ratios, balanced classroom environment and teacher recommendations. Therefore, requests for specific teachers or friend combinations will not be granted.