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Saint Joseph Preschool Registration

Our preschool has a few spaces open for the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact Melissa Cowden, Preschool Director, at, to find out about availability.


3/4 Program: children must turn three before August 1 of the year of enrollment, and be fully potty trained.

Pre-K 4/5 Program: children must turn four before August 1 of the year of enrollment. 

Pre-K 5/6 Program: placement priority begins with children who are five by December 31 of the year of enrollment. 

Enrollment priority for all programs begins with currently enrolled families and registered and active members of Saint Joseph Parish, as determined by the Pastor.

The preschool operates independently of Saint Joseph Grade School and enrollment in the preschool has no effect on admission into the grade school. There will be no correlation insofar as gaining an advantage from attending the preschool or suffering a disadvantage from not attending the preschool when it comes to grade school registration at Saint Joseph.

Registration: Registration for the 2017-18 school year begins on January 30, 2017, for all families. Current preschool families should register by February 13, 2017, in order to reserve placement before remaining spots are filled. Admissions placement communications will begin February 21 for current families and March 3 for new families. Parents are encouraged to tour our facility and contact the school with any questions.

non-refundable registration fee of $100 per student ($125 max per family) is due along with online registration. Checks can be dropped off or mailed to Saint Joseph Preschool. Current preschool families may be billed via FACTS.

Tuition: The following are the Saint Joseph Preschool tuition rates for 2016-2017 school year (based on ten months). Tuition rates are set by the Saint Joseph Parish Finance Council each spring. Children who enter later in the school year will have their tuition prorated to the number of months they are enrolled.

3/4 Program & Pre-K 4/5 Program

Half Day (8am - 11am)

2 days a week - $212/month
3 days a week - $294/month
5 days a week - $376/month

Full Day (8am - 2:45pm)

2 days a week - $315/month
3 days a week - $438/month
4 days a week - $577/month
5 days a week - $710/month

Pre-K 5/6 Program

Full Day (8am - 2:45pm)

5 days a week - $566.50/month

After Care: After care is available until 5:00 each afternoon (at no charge) for those children who attend our full-day programs. Please contact Saint Joseph Preschool for more information on after care. 

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