Saint Mary's Nursery School
SMNS provides childcare that cultivates imagination, curiosity, self-esteem, creativity and independence in students;- - - - SMNS promotes the importance of direct parent participation in the educational experience of the child;- - - - SMNS prepares children for kindergarten; - - - - SMNS improves its community by fostering economic self-improvement in low-income and/or single parent families by providing affordable, quality daycare that will enable the parents/guardians to be gainfully employed.
Points Of Pride
- Reggio Emilia Inspiration - rich exploration curriculum for all developmental stages from 18 mos. to 10 yrs.
- Pre-K program (for rising Kindergarten students) - excellent visual and theater arts programming.
- Mixed age and parent co-operative setting
- Partnership with the University City Arts League
Saint Mary's Nursery School (SMNS) provides early education and care for children from 18 months to 5 years of age. Additionally SMNS provides after school and summer camp programming for children from Kindergarten to 5th grade. - - - - An enrollment application can be found at stmarysnursery.org/enrollment-application ($60 app fee). SMNS does not discriminate in provision of services (stmarysnursery.org/policy-statement-of-nondiscrimination/). Siblings and families receiving CCIS may have preferential placement.
Safety and Culture
Saint Mary's Nursery School (SMNS) is engaged in continuous quality improvement. There are no safety issues currently; however, the board of directors, staff and parent community work in conjunction to address all facility issues as they arise.
Hours of Operation