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Life-Long Learning Begins Here

  • Our early childhood education program includes preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten instruction for children from three to five years old.
  • A nurturing environment, small class sizes, academic preparedness and full-time instructional aides are hallmarks of our programs.
  • Email or call us (773.631.2256) to schedule a tour and learn more about how our early childhood curriculum will meet your family's needs.

Early Childhood Education

Preschool · Age 3

We offer both full-day (8:00am–2:50pm) and morning half-day (8:00–11:00am) programs for three-year-old preschool. Two session options are available for both full-day and half-day preschool: five days or three days per week.

Children must be three years old by September 1 of the enrollment year and fully toilet-trained. Working families with children enrolled in full-day preschool (either three or five days) may be interested in our morning and after-school extended care options.

Students develop and complete various skills and objectives through themed learning units such as friendship, circus, families, farms and community helpers. Download our full school information packageto learn more about St. Juliana School and our preschool program. If you're ready to enroll, you can download the admissions application below. Please don't hesitate to email or call us (773.631.2256) for more information.

Early Childhood FAQs

  • When are applications accepted?

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however space is limited so we recommend submitting your application by the end of January, for the upcoming school year.
  • What are the admission requirements?

    Students must be age three (preschool) or four (pre-kindergarten) by September 1 of the enrollment year. Children must be fully toilet-trained (no disposable pull-up underwear) and capable of using the bathroom facilities independently. We encourage elastic waistbands on trousers and shorts.
  • Is the half-day program mornings or afternoons?

    The half-day sessions for both preschool (age 3) and pre-kindergarten (age 4) are in the morning.
  • Do students in preschool wear uniforms?

    Preschool and pre-kindergarten students do not wear uniforms. We do encourage elastic waistbands on trousers and shorts for ease with bathroom visits.
  • What is the teacher:student ratio?

    In preschool and pre-kindergarten it is 1:10; there is a certified teacher and aide in each room.
  • What happens if my child becomes ill?

    Office staff will consult parents per the information provided on the emergency contact profile at the beginning of each school year. You may be required to pick up your child from school. The health and safety of all students is our top priority; please do not send your child to school if s/he is unwell or feverish.
  • Do you have morning and after-school care?

    Yes. Our extended care program is independently staffed by school employees and overseen by administrators. It is open on full school days from 6:30am until school begins, and after school from 3:00pm until 6:00pm. Extended care may be used on a scheduled or casual basis, and is billed accordingly.
  • My child has serious allergies.

    We require current medical information from all families at the beginning of each school year and will work with parents to establish appropriate safeguards as needed. Shared treats for special celebrations, such as birthdays and holiday parties, must be selected from the list; items not on the approved list will not be distributed.
Pre-Kindergarten 4

Pre-Kindergarten · Age 4

We offer both full-day and half-day program for four-year-olds. Both sessions meet five days per week and incorporate the academic focus of the Big Day for PreK curriculum from Scholastic. Children enrolled in the full-day program will also benefit from a supplementary curriculum which includes instruction in art, computers, gym and music.

Children must reach age four by September 1 of the enrollment year. Working families with children enrolled in the full-day program may be interested in our morning and after-school extended care options. Download our school information package which includes an introduction to our pre-kindergarten program as well as general information about our school.

Ready to enroll? Great! Download the admission package to get started and please feel free to contact us (email or 773.631.2256) with any questions.

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Extended Care

Working parents will be happy to know that extended care is available before school beginning at 7:00am, and after school until 6:00pm for students in full-day preschool through sixth grade.

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Hot Lunch

Hot lunch is ordered monthly for daily or occasional meai service. Ordering and payment is online for your convenience. Milk is separate and is ordered at the beginning of the year for the entire year.

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Tuition is charged on an annual basis and may be paid in monthly installments. Billing and payment are handled securely by FACTS Tuition Management, a global leader in education financial services.

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