Pre-Kindergarten Program (Age 4-5)
Carondelet offers a 4-day, full-day pre-kindergarten program for children who have turned four by September 1 and are kindergarten-eligible the following year. Our Pre-K program is located at our Lower Campus.
Pre-K Classroom Webpage
Teaching Philosophy: Our goal is to inspire a lifelong love of learning in a play-based program that fosters each child’s intellectual, creative, social, emotional, physical, spiritual and moral development. We provide a nurturing environment that allows each child to learn by doing, using curriculum that responds to the children’s needs, growth and interests. Children experience child-directed and teacher-guided activities, as well as the opportunity to work individually, in small groups, and in large groups. Our program gives each child the opportunity to develop into a happy, conscientious, confident learner who is prepared for success both in school and in life.
The Carondelet curriculum is based on a love of God, love for one another, and an atmosphere of peace and kindness. Faith is part of the program with each day starting with morning prayer. Pre-K students also have the opportunity to attend monthly Lower Campus prayer services.
Typical Day: In any given day your child will have the opportunity to explore art, music, language, science, technology, engineering and math. We will have indoor and outdoor free and organized play. Our day begins with free play, giving the children the opportunity to connect with each other. We have a morning prayer and a class meeting to talk about the calendar, weather, classroom responsibilities, and read a story based on our learning theme. Throughout the day there are various group time opportunities and opportunity for individual exploration based on our learning theme. Snack is offered in the morning and afternoon. Our day ends with free play and a meeting reviewing what we have learned that day and what we would like to learn the next day. A detailed schedule is posted in the classroom and is subject to change based on the needs of the children.
Class Size: The class will accommodate up to 10 students with 1 full-time teacher.
Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:25 AM- 3:45 PM with the exception of school-release days and holidays; September through May.
Lunch: Carondelet offers a catered hot lunch program through Done Right Foods. Students have the option of ordering the school-provided lunch option (as many days as they’d like) or bring a home-packed meal. Milk is available for purchase. More about Carondelet’s lunch program.
Extended Day: Students have the option of before and after school care through our Club Saint program. Club Saints hours are 7:30 AM-6 PM.
Transportation: Busing, within designated areas of Minneapolis, Edina and St. Louis Park is available to students in grades PreK-8.
Dress-Code: Pre-K students should wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a closed-toe and heel (preferably tennis shoes). Pre-K students do not need to follow the K-8 uniform policy.
Tuition: $6,950 per year for the 2018-2019 program. Families will be billed 9 monthly installments. Parishioner and sibling discounts do not apply to the Pre-K program.
Age Eligibility: Students must be four years old and completely toilet-trained by September 1, 2018.
To apply for admission, please complete the admission application online and return the following to Carondelet's School's Office:
* Application fee (per family) of $175/new family; $125/current family
* Copy of your child’s birth certificate
* First month’s tuition
Enrollment Priorities: Admission considerations will include birth date, gender and returning/new family ratios.
Admissions Deadline: Pre-K admission applications are due January 5, 2018. Applications will be accepted after this date, if spots are available. (Applications are still being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year!)
For questions about the program or enrollment, please contact:
Nicolle Thies, Pre-K Director or Megan Hower, Director of Admissions.
Links for Registered Pre-K Families: