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Free Classes for Prospective Students

Come try a free parent and child class taught by our specials teachers and then tour our facility! These classes are open to children ages 18 months - 4 years old who will be preschool age for the 2017-18 school year. Please RSVP at least one day prior to the class by contacting our marketing and enrollment coordinator, Sarah, by phone (919-865-5725) or e-mail (srapp@saintraphael.org). We hope you can join us!

  • Wednesday, November 30th: Music class with Ms. Susan, 10:15-10:45am
  • Tuesday, January 10th: Creative Movement Class with Ms. Sadler (time of class depends on age of prospective students, as they will join in a 2, 3, or 4 year old class with current students)

    Registration for the 2017-18 School Year Starts in January

    We are already getting excited for the 2017-18 school year! Information and forms will be posted on our Admissions page by the beginning of January. Call any time to schedule a tour! We will also host an open house for prospective families on Sunday, January 29th from 10:45am until noon.


     Extra! Extra! Read All About Us!

    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.

    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