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Applications for the 2023-2024 school year
will be accepted beginning


January 5 – Staff/Current Students and Siblings – beginning at 7:00AM
January 12 – Returning/Alumni/TFS Siblings/Parish – beginning at 7:00AM
January 19 -Open Registration – beginning at 7:00AM

Please use the Students age as of August 31, 2023 to register for the appropriate class.
Toddler Class – 18 months to 23 months
2-year-old students must be 2 by August 31, 2023
3-year-old students must be 3 by August 31, 2023
4-year-old students must be 4 by August 31, 2023
Transitional year students must be 5 by August 31, 2023 and preferably have completed a 4-year-old class

Toddler Class  – 18 months to 23 months
2-year-old students – must be 2 by August 31, 2023
3-year-old students – must be 3 by August 31, 2023
4-year-old students – must be 4 by August 31, 2023
Transitional year students –must be 5 by August 31, 2023 and completed a 4-year-old program

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

Toddler Class
Tuesday (9-11:30)

Two Year Old
Monday/Wednesday (9-12)
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday (9-12)
Monday thru Friday (9-12)

Three Year Old
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday (9-1)
Tuesday thru Friday (9-1)
Monday thru Friday (9-1)

Four Year Old
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday (9-1)
Monday thru Friday (9-1)
Monday thru Friday (9-2)

Transitional Class
Monday thru Friday (9-2)

Registration Fee
The registration fee for the Preschool is equivalent to one month’s tuition (based on a nine month payment plan) and is due at the time of application.  The registration fee is non-refundable. Please note that the registration fee is not the same as tuition payments. 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.  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 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 receive a 1% discount.

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 is an active member of the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, you may be eligible for the St. Francis Steward Rate, see Stewardship Requirements.

Please read the below Stewardship Testimony:

January 20, 2022

Dear St. Francis Preschool families,

My name is Emily Edwards. My husband, Bret, and I have 3 daughters. Amelia (2nd grade at TFS), Charlotte (Ocean Friends), and Elizabeth (Happy Hoppers). As you all know, St. Francis is a beautiful community, for which we are so thankful for everyday. Not only can we grow and learn here, but we can share our gifts and serve.

This spring, our parish will be talking a lot about charisms- spiritual gifts or special abilities given to each of us by the Holy Spirit. These gifts give us power both to represent Christ and to be a channel of God’s goodness for people. These may be things like extraordinary faith, service or intercessory prayer, but they also might be things like administration, leadership and teaching. As you discern your gifts and how the Holy Spirit is calling you to use them, we would like to encourage you to consider the preschool and how your unique gifts could lift up our community and make it even better!

There are a number of volunteer positions and jobs we need filled. Some of these tasks include fundraising, community outreach, and teacher support. Many of the events and community building activities we did traditionally in the past have been put on hold the past two years. We are excited to bring those things back and more! Whether you would love to help welcome new families to our community, or would like to be on a list to help clean up after an event, please reach out to me. We all have unique gifts to share, and sharing our gifts and supporting each other is what builds a strong community.

On behalf of the Family Engagement Committee I thank you for considering lending your time and talents to our Preschool.

My best,

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.

Drop in Stepping Stones

Drop in Stepping Stones is currently closed.  If it is an emergency, please contact Shelley at [email protected]

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