What’s New

Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year is Now Open!

We are already looking forward to another year of faith, fun, friendship, and learning! You can find all of our class options and tuition rates on our Admissions page and can register on-line or download a paper form. Please contact Nora, our Marketing and Enrollment Coordinator (919-865-5725 or nduran@saintraphael.org), if you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour. We look forward to welcoming you to our St. Raphael Preschool family!

You’re Invited: Preschool Family Math & Science Night

All families with preschool age children are invited to our 3rd annual Family Math & Science Night! This fun and educational event takes place during Catholic Schools Week on Wednesday, January 30th from 6-8pm. Our classrooms will be full of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activities for parents to do with their young children. Our Parent Science Committee is planning some amazing demonstrations as well! Duck Donuts will be served. Call 919-865-5728 for more information.

Free Music or Creative Movement Class for Prospective Families

Looking for a preschool? Come for a tour and try out a Music or Creative Movement class! Any child who will be preschool age for the 2019-20 school year is welcome to participate in the free class. Class times will vary by age group, so contact our Marketing and Enrollment Coordinator, Nora (nduran@saintraphael.org or 919-865-5725) to schedule your visit. 

Introducing Science to Our Children

Read about St. Raphael Preschool’s unique focus on Science, published in the October 2013 issue of NCEA Elementary Department Newsletter, a publication of the National Catholic Education Association.

Also check out our Family Math and Science Night photo gallery and highlight video of the Water Rocket Launch! 

From the Director:

Welcome to St. Raphael Preschool! We recognize that you as parents are your child’s first and most important teachers. As Catholic educators our goal is to support your family as we work together to provide a warm, stimulating, and secure environment where every child grows in God’s love. We strongly believe that collaboration between home and school creates a caring community that encourages all young students to reach their full potential.

Since its conception in 1979, St. Raphael Preschool continuously strives to meet the diverse needs of families in our community by offering a high quality, faith filled early education for children. This includes before and after school care options as well as a variety of class schedules. All domains important to nurturing the whole child— language and literacy, math, science, creative expression, social-emotional understanding, physical development, health and safety, and most importantly faith development— are incorporated into our curriculum. Our teachers plan hands-on learning activities based on their knowledge of children’s interests and strengths as well as developmentally appropriate teaching practices. Active learning through play, self-initiated investigations, and peer interactions encourage children to develop independence, self-confidence, and respect for others as they explore the world around them.

As the preschool year progresses, you will see your child experience the joy of success and develop lasting relationships while growing spiritually, physically, socially, and intellectually. It is our sincere hope that each child’s positive preschool experience fosters a love and excitement for learning as well as a lifelong relationship with Christ. We invite you to become part of our St. Raphael Preschool family!

Many blessings,

Molly DeAngelo