What’s New

Limited Openings Available for the 2017-18 School Year

We are already getting excited for the 2017-18 school year! Information and forms are posted on our Admissions page. You can register on-line or print out a paper registration form. Call any time to schedule a tour!

2017 Preschool Summer Camp Registration

Preschool summer camp registration is now open! We will host 2 weeks of camp, June 5-9 and 6-12, for children ages 3 through rising Kindergarteners who are fully potty trained. Please see the registration form for more information, including camp themes, prices, and time schedule. For more information, contact Ms. BJ in our Preschool office at 919-865-5728 or bjcady@saintraphael.org.

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