Admissions

 

Click HERE for on-line 2019-20 registration   OR   click HERE for a printable 2019-20 registration form.

Completed registrations (forms and/or fees) can be returned at any time to the Preschool office. To inquire about any openings for the current school year, please call us at 919-865-5728.

Overview of 2019-2020 Classes:

2-year-olds - must be 2 by August 31 (1, 2, or 3 day programs)
3-year-olds - must be 3 by August 31 (2, 3, or 4 day programs)
PreK - must be 4 by August 31 (3, 4, or 5 day programs)

Most of our classes run from 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Your child’s day will include both child- and teacher-directed activities designed to foster fun experiential learning. Enrichment classes in Music, Spanish, Creative Movement, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (faith formation for 4- and 5-year-olds) and Cultural Arts are included. Our program offers a strong emphasis on Science that is enhanced by children’s opportunities to grow plants in classroom gardens on the playground.

In addition to our regular morning classes, our Preschool offers a full range of supplemental options to meet your family’s needs. 

Children aged 3-years and up who normally dismiss at 12 noon have the option of staying an additional hour (12 noon - 1 p.m.) to enjoy Lunch Bunch and active playtime with their peers. The Lunch Bunch option is available up to 5 days/week as an add-on to a child’s regular morning session.  

Our Extended Day Program dismisses from 2:45 to 3 p.m. Enrichment classes taught by certified/credentialed teachers are offered in these afternoon hours, rotating each day between Science, Religion, Art, Drama and Movement. There is also time at the end of the day for playground fun. The Extended Day Program is designed for our 4 and 5-year-old students. In the below tuition schedule, the classes indicated as 9am-3pm include the Extended Day add on option (class time 9am-noon followed by Extended Day noon until 3pm).

For parents needing childcare before 9 a.m., we offer an Early Arrival Program for children aged 3-years and up with drop off beginning between 8 and 8:15am. Parents may take advantage of this service on a daily or occasional basis for either a small daily fee ($3) or, for regular users, a reduced monthly fee ($50). 

2019-2020 Tuition & Fees:

The St. Raphael Discipleship Tuition Rate is offered to families who are registered members of the parish who participate in Mass here weekly, who share their unique gifts by giving time in service to the parish, and support the parish financially as they are able. Click HERE for 2019-20 Parish Affiliation materials

CLASS SESSION  DISCIPLE TUITION SUPPLY FEE
(9 pmts) (9 pmts) (one time)
PreK   5 Days M-F (9am - 12pm) $315 $340      $85
PreK   5 Days M-F  (9am - 1pm) $350 $380      $95
PreK   5 Days M-F  (9am - 3pm) $515 $550      $105
PreK   4 Days Tu-F (9am - 12pm) $285 $300      $70
PreK   4 Days Tu-F (9am - 3pm) $460 $490      $85
PreK   3 Days M/W/F (9am - 12pm) $230 $250      $55
PreK   3 Days M/W/F (9am - 3pm) $380 $410      $70
         
3 Yrs   4 Days Tu-F (9am - 12pm) $295 $310      $70
3 Yrs   3 Days M/W/F (9am - 12pm) $240 $260      $55
3 Yrs   2 Days T/Th (9am - 12pm) $190 $205      $40
         
2 Yrs   3 Days M/W/F (9am - 12pm) $265 $280      $55
2 Yrs   3 Days T/Th/F (9am- 12pm) $265 $280      $55
2 Yrs   2 Days M/W (9am - 12pm) $195 $210      $40
2 Yrs   2 Days T/Th (9am - 12pm) $195 $210      $40
2 Yrs   1 Day F (9am - 12pm) $100 $105      $25

 

LUNCH BUNCH ADD-ON (an additional hour of child care 12noon - 1pm for ages 3 and up)
5 days/week @ $100/month
4 days/week @  $80/month
3 days/week @  $60/month
2 days/week @  $40/month
1 days/week @  $20/month 

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $150.

A limited amount of tuition assistance is offered. An online application for tuition assistance may be made here. However, please note additional documentation and a $35 fee is required and must be sent directly to FACTS. 

Withdrawals:  If a child must withdraw from the program, 30 days written notice is required.  No refunds will be made on tuition already paid.

Toilet Training:  Due to the nature of our program, children in the 3 year old and PreK classes must be toilet trained before entering the Preschool.  This requirement does not apply to the 2 year old class.

Immunization: Immunization records and a health evaluation must be submitted to the office by the first day of the school year.

St. Raphael Preschool welcomes students of any race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin.  The program accepts children with special needs as long as a safe, supportive environment can be provided for the child and when accomodations can be made within the normal operations of the Preschool.