Pre-K

Pre-K FAQ

FAQ Document
PK Parent Handbook
Pre K Curriculum Brochure
Registration Process

Pre K Registration Documents
Emergency Medical Authorization
Preschool and School-Age Medication Form (Only if a child receives any medication)
St. Matthew Parent Questionnaire for Preschool
St. Matthew Pre K Health History
Pre K Classroom Roster Information
Authorized Child Pick Up Form
Parent Handbook Signature Page
Preschool Enrollment Form


IMPORTANT:

* Completed registration packet (all forms at once)
may be emailed to
srpaulina@cdeducation.org
or hand-delivered or mailed by August 10 to:

St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Preschool
795 Havens Corners Road
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Pre-K Tuition

PreK Tuition at Saint Matthew is $6,850 per year. Please check with your parish to see if they will provide you with a tuition grant to help support you giving your child a Catholic Education.

Saint Matthew the Apostle Catholic Parish provides practicing and participating members of the parish such a grant. "Participating membership" at St. Matthew Parish is defined by diocesan policy, and along with Christian discipleship is identified as follows:

  • Be registered as a parishioner and attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.

  • Volunteer 'time and talent' in service to the parish (consider 1 hour per week).

  • Contribute regularly to the financial support of the parish via envelopes, checks or electronic contributions (suggested 1 hour of weekly income - 2.5%).

All of these strengthen our Christian discipleship and develop stronger relationships within the family, with other St. Matthew School families, the Parish community, and with Jesus Christ.

Pre-K Tuition for 2022-2023

PK Tuition per Student: $6,850

Potential Parish Grant: $2,150

Adjusted PK Tuition: $4,700

Please note, Pre-K Tuition does not qualify for a multi-student tuition discount.

The St. Matthew PreK Program does NOT
provide services for students on Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
For more information please check our PreK Handbook (page 7).


The goal of our Pre-K Program is to provide an environment that will allow the child to develop socially, intellectually, spiritually, physically, and emotionally.

Why Choose Us???
* Math, Science, Technology;
* Creative Arts, Religion, Music;
* Social Studies;
* Social and Emotional Development;
* Literacy, Language and Communication;
* Caring and Experienced Staff;
* Learning Through Play & More!!!

DIG: Develop. Inspire. Grow.
Pre-K Curriculum Promo Video

Pre-K Daily Schedule

8:00-8:35 Arrival, Wash Hands, Sign In, Opening Circle

8:35-9:00 Large group lesson or special subject

9:00-9:30 Bathroom, Wash Hands, Snack

9:30-10:00 Outside Play/Gross Motor Activity

10:00-11:05 Small Group Lessons, Centers, Free Choice

11:10-11:50 Lunch

11:55-12:20 Play Time

12:25-12:50 Recess

1:15-1:45 Rest Period

1:50-2:00 Clean Up/Ending Circle

Parent Feedback:

The Pre-K program at St. Matthew Catholic School has exceeded all of our expectations. We can literally see our daughter growing academically and spiritually right before our eyes. She can’t wait to go to school every day and as a two-parent working household, this makes us very happy with our decision to send her to St. Matthew. We are grateful that our daughter has been given the opportunity to not only learn the skills needed for Kindergarten but equally if not more important – she is growing in her faith daily in a Catholic School environment. We have found a second home and look forward to being part of the St. Matthew Catholic School family for years to come. - Chris Skidmore


As the Director of Admissions for a Catholic high school, I see the high caliber of students who graduate from St. Matthew School. Enrolling my children at St. Matthew has always been a goal for my family, and it has been a wonderful experience. Because of his experience in Pre-K, my son has developed a deep interest in faith, has grown academically, and has been embraced socially. When I drop off my son at school, I know I am passing him from my arms to the loving arms of the St. Matthew family.” – Robert and Heather Rush


“The Pre-K program at St. Matthew Catholic School has been such a blessing for our daughter. We love that she is learning in a faith-filled environment with dedicated, caring teachers. We have seen so much growth in her social and academic skills throughout the year, and we know she will be more than ready to start kindergarten in the fall. Thank you for an amazing Pre-K experience!”- Monica and Chris Kowalski


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Our mission is to empower our students

to love and serve God and all others.

DONATE

Please consider helping St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic School provide the best possible Catholic Education to our students
by financially supporting our mission.

To financially support our efforts, please go to:
St. Matthew School Support
and add a note "Preschool Program" in the special intention box.

Thank you so much for your generosity!