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St. Patrick's Preschool and Extended Care Programs


Admission Policy:   St. Patrick's Preschool admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.  All children must have attained the appropriate age (3 or 4) by October 15th.

School Year:   The Preschool Program will run from September 5, 2000 through May 25, 2001.   The preschool will follow the school calendar for all other dates between these two.

Sessions and Hours:  The 3 year old program (must be 3 years old by 10/15/00) will run Tuesday and Thursday.  The 4 year old program (must be 4 years old by 10/15/00) will run Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The number of sessions offered (1 or 2) is contingent upon enrollment.  If only one session opens up, it will run from 9:00am to 12:00pm (Monday-Friday).  If two sessions open up, the morning session will run from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and the afternoon session will run from 12:00pm to 3:00 pm (Monday - Friday).

Class Size:   There will be a maximum of 15 students per session.  If a session has over 7 students, there will be a teacher and an assistant on duty.

Fees & Tuition:
1.  There is a non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 per child.  This fee must accompany the registration application.
2.  There is a supply fee of $100.00 per child.  This fee is payable at the time of acceptance into the preschool program.  Supply fee refunds will only be made if a family moves from the Fayetteville area prior to the first day of school.
3.  Tuition Schedule:  (Due no later than the first of each month, September through May.)
3 year old program:  $100 per month x 9 months = $900.00
4 year old program:  $150 per month x 9 months = $1,350.00

Tuition is based on the total number of sessions in the school year.  This figure is divided into 9 equal installments for your convenience.  Tuition is therefore not reduced for the months including Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring break, or other scheduled days off.

Selection Process:  Students are accepted according to the following procedure: 1.) siblings of St. Patrick's school students, 2.) children of St.Patrick's parishioners, 3.) children of other Catholic parishes, and 4.) children of other faiths.  For parishioners (category 2), priority is given to those who have been registered the longest.

Registration:   Registration begins March 6, 2000.  Present the following forms when applying:
Registration/application form
$50.00 registration fee (non-refundable)
Copies of:  Birth certificate, Baptismal certificate (if baptized), Immunization record
Physical Examination required by first day of school

Philosophy and Goals:  St. Patrick's Preschool is a developmental preschool that will encourage the development of the whole child.  The learning that takes place will be done through the inquiry and discovery method.  Each child will have the opportunity to discover the world around them and their place in it through a variety of daily activities and centers.  Each child is an individual with different learning abilities who learns at a different pace.  The individuality of each child will be respected and nourished.  St. Patrick's Preschool will be God-centered and will help the child develop a sense of faith and sharing.

Other Programs:
1.  There will be extended care after school for St. Patrick's students of all grades from 3:00-6:00 pm (Monday - Friday).  This program will be divided into activity sessions and a homework session.  The cost of the program is:
    a.  $25.00 non-refundable registration fee per child (due when applying)
    b.  $110 per month for one child and $90 per month for each additional child.
    c.  Late charges will be incurred after 6:00 pm at $1.00 per minute and paid when the child is picked-up.

2.  Other programs are possible depending on the needs of the community and available time periods.  These programs will be developed over the course of the year.