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Saint Marys Nursery School

PHONE: (215) 386-0321 SCHOOL TYPE: Preschool or Daycare Center GRADES: Infant-Pre-K (3-4 years old)

Fast Facts

  • Director

    Christy Mauro

  • Phone Number

    (215) 386-0321

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • SEPTA Routes

    Trolley, Market Frankford Line, Bus (21, 42)

  • K-12 School

  • Cost

  • Accepts Subsidy

  • Provides Meals

  • Programs


  • Keystone STARS Rating


  • Accreditations

  • Student to Teacher Ratio

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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

1. Reggio Emilia Inspiration - rich exploration curriculum for all developmental stages from 18 mos. to 10 yrs.- - - - 2. Pre-K program (for rising Kindergarten students) - excellent visual and theater arts programming.- - - - 3. Mixed age and parent co-operative setting- - - - 4. Partnership with the University City Arts League

Admissions Policy

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

Sun -
Mon8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tues8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thur8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat -

Open Seats

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