St. Paul Catholic School Memphis
Our Mission Statement

St. Paul Catholic School fosters the development of the whole child in an academically challenging environment based on Catholic doctrine and virtues, and empowers children to make a positive difference in the school, community and world.

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Pre-K Program / Programa de Prekinder
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St. Paul Catholic School's Pre-Kindergarten Program is an accredited program for three and four-year old children. Choosing the right Pre-Kindergarten program is an important decision, as a strong early learning environment can start your child on a life-long path of academic and personal success. St. Paul's Pre-Kindergarten program can provide your child with the knowledge and skills needs to be academically successful with a nurturing, faith-based environment. 

Eligibility
Children must be three or four-years of age by August 15, 2018.

Hours of Operation
St. Paul's Pre-K program operates from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note that children are not admitted earlier than 6:30 a.m. or kept after 6:00 p.m..

Class Size
Licensed for 13 students in each classroom with 1 teacher; 20 students in each classroom with 1 teacher and an aid.

Accreditation
St. Paul  Pre-Kindergarten is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Education and complies with all state and diocesan policies regarding Pre-Kindergarten students having fun while developing academically. spirituality, socially, creatively, and emotionally. 

St. Paul Pre-Kindergarten provides:

Social Development. Children are provided with ongoing opportunities to develop their social skills. Teachers model appropriate problem-solving strategies and encourage the use of words to express thoughts and feeling. Group activities stress the importance of sharing, cooperating and helping, following directions, and negotiating. 

Intellectual Development. Our hands-on approach to learning places emphasis on developing language skills through listening, reading stories and poems, rhyming, dictating stories, phonetic games, dramatic plays, drawing, and skill repetition. Children develop skills as they are introduced to shapes, colors, sizes, sorting, measurement, counting, and numbers. Children are encourages to observe, interact, explore, and problem-solve. 

Spiritual Development. Religious studies are integrated throughout the day. Children discover God as their Father and Jesus as their friend. The children show their love to God through prayer, songs, and dramatic plays. Children become familiar with various saints, bible stories, prayers, virtues, and liturgical seasons.

Emotional Development. Children are loved and encourages with words of praise and positive motivation. We develop a mutually respectful relationship with each child, while creating an environment where children are happy and eager to learn. 

Physical Development. Children are provided with daily opportunities to develop their motor skills. Fine motor skills are fostered through cutting, painting, manipulatives, puzzles, play-doh, etc. Large motor skills are developed through gym class and outdoor play (weather permitting) through activities such as running, jumping, dancing, throwing, and skipping. 

Pre-Kindergarten Registration
St. Paul Pre-Kindergarten registration usually begins in February, yet we do accept early inquiries. A non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration.

Tour Our Facility
For additional information or to arrange a tour, please contact St. Paul Catholic School's Office at (901) 346-0862.

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