Saint Francis of Assisi School

Where faith and education merge with excellence

Saint Francis of Assisi school was opened in 1929. We presently occupy three buildings, with the Pre-School classes held in the building adjacent to Conway Hall. The stone school building contains classrooms for Kindergarten, Grades 1-3, main  office, computer lab, nurse's office, Delaware County Intermediate Unit  remediation and counseling room. The brick building presently contains classrooms for Grades 4-8, principal's office, faculty room, Honors math classroom and contains a combination auditorium/gymnasium. St. Francis of Assisi School has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools since 1984.

St. Francis of Assisi Preschool

 

 Our Preschool Program provides  developmentally appropriate activities and learning centers for children ages 3 years to 5 years old.

We offer 3 -4 -5 day full day and half day options. Extended hours to 6:00PM are available along with Before School Hours of 7:00AM-7:50AM.

For information please contact :

Preschool Director:  Anne O’Connell

Contact information:  610-543-5308

aoconnell@sfaschool.com

 

 

 

 Our Daily Schedule

 

7:00AM BeforeSchool Care

            Free Choice Centers/ Table Activities

8:00 School Day Begins

8:30   Circle Time:  Morning Prayer/ Job Chart

            Calendar/Weather Activities/ Story / Songs

9:00   Learning Centers /  Creative and Themed Art Activities / SmartBoard Activities

9:45   AM Snack

10:00Large Motor Play - Play yard or Gym

10:30  Weekly Specials

11:00  Work Center Activities

11:45 Religion and Bible Activities

12:00Lunch

12:30 Quiet Play - Transition to Rest time

2:00   Learning Centers

3:00Story / Song / Recap of Day

3:15  PM Snack

3:30 Large Motor Play- Outdoors /Play yard / Gym

4:30-6:00 Free Choice Centers/ Table Activities

                    Organized Games/ SmartBoard activities

 

Pre-School Curriculum

Our faith based academic curriculum is based on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia guidelines , PA. Early Learning Standards and the award winning Investigator Club curriculum.

Our guidelines seek to encourage social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual growth in the Pre-Kindergartner. Each child will be introduced to a learning environment rich in opportunities for growth and development.

Weekly specials include church visits and school Mass, School library visits, Gym Class , Computer Lab ,  Science Experiments , Cooking & Baking and Music and Movement.

Both  of our preschool classrooms have SmartBoard technology and  Ipad usage to enhance academic learning.

For further curriculum information please visit:

 

http://www.catholicschools-phl.org/images/stories/PDFs/Early_Childhood/PK%20Guidelines.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Preschool Program Information

Full-day Kindergarten & 1st through 8th Grades

8:00 AM - 2:40 PM

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