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Monday, December 18, 2017

MQP Preschool

2017-2018 School Year

Welcome and thank you for choosing Mary Queen of Peace Preschool for your child. Together, we will work with you and your child in fostering their spiritual, academic and social growth. We believe that every child is a gift from God and we are fortunate to have you and your family as members of our school family.

Mary Queen of Peace is committed to assisting parents in their role as the primary educators of their children in knowledge and faith. In an atmosphere of encouragement, the school assists each child to achieve his or her full potential and to develop an appropriate sense of self-worth. It is this shared sense of community which aids both parent and child in growing their commitment to the Catholic Church through liturgy, prayer, friendship and service.


Mary Queen of Peace Preschool Program shall admit children of any religious or ethnic origin.

A child may be enrolled in the Preschool class if they reach the age of 3 by August 1st. A child maybe enrolled in the Pre-K class if they reach the age of 4 by August 1st. The child must be fully toilet trained in order to attend school.

At the time of registration, the parent/guardian must complete the registration form and pay the nonrefundable registration fee.
• Registration will open for both classes on January 3, 2017.
• For current Preschool 3 students, acceptance in the Pre-K 4 class is guaranteed if registration form and fee is received by January 31, 2017.
• After January 31, registrations for Pre-K class will be on a first-come, first served basis. Preference for parishioners will be given until March 10, 2017 (the due date for K-8 registration).
• Registration for the Preschool class will be on a first-come, first-served basis with preference for parishioners until March 10, 2017 (the due date for K-8 registration).

Preschool Teaching Staff

Mrs. Anne Goodwille will serve as the preschool director and lead teacher.

Philosophy and Daily Activities

The Mary Queen of Peace Preschool will prepare children for the kindergarten experience through both learning and play. Because young children learn and grow through firsthand experience, students will participate in age-appropriate creative learning activities, music, art, physical education and play with a focus on kindergarten readiness. Under the patient guidance of our experienced teachers, we will help each child develop a positive self-image, be proud of his or her achievements, and accept new challenges with confidence. Our goal is to provide a nurturing, Catholic environment to foster each child’s intellectual, social, and spiritual growth.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will be an important part of the core curriculum and will take place on Wednesday mornings with the pre-kindergarten lead teacher.  The pre-kindergarten class will attend weekly after the first few weeks of the school year. The 3s class will begin attending during second quarter.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori based religion program that includes a hands-on space where children hear, ponder and celebrate the word of God. As part of this religious formation, the children gather in an “atrium,” a room which contains simple yet beautiful materials including things such as sculpted apostles around the Last Supper Table and a small altar that helps them learn about the Eucharist.

Calendar and Schedule

The Mary Queen of Peace Preschool will operate on the same calendar and schedule as the rest of the school. The school day begins at 7:50am and ends at 3:00pm. Morning drop off begins at 7:30 and for those attending half days, dismissal is at 11:30.

School Uniforms

The children do wear uniforms. Boys wear the regular school uniform of navy or khaki pants and a white or navy polo shirt. Girls wear a navy jumper, available through Just Me Apparel, with a white polo or blouse. Long and short-sleeved T-shirts with the preschool logo will be available for boys and girls to wear in place of the polo, and a girl’s navy skort is also an option instead of the jumper. Ordering information for jumpers and monogrammed items will be available in the late spring and early summer. Tote bags will be provided by Mary Queen of Peace (instead of backpacks).

Tuition and Registration Fees (2017-2018)

A nonrefundable registration fee of $200.00 per family is required at the time of registration. For those with students in the K-8 program, this is a separate registration fee.

Tuition payments may be made on an annual or monthly basis over ten months. If you choose to pay monthly, automatic payments will be made through the SMARTtuition beginning in June for the following school year. Details regarding the SMARTtuition will be provided to those families who register.

Enrollment Options

Yearly Tuition
3 half days or less, M-W-F $2600
4 half days, including M-W-F $3100
5 half days $3600
3 full days or less, M-W-F $3600
4 full days, including M-W-F $4100
5 full days $4600
Mixed half and full days available Round up to nearest full day price

To add a half day second semester, the additional tuition cost will be $500 for the remaining year.
To add a full day second semester, the additional tuition cost will be $1,000 for the remaining year.

Options for tuition payments:
• Monthly through SMART Tuition Management, July through May
• One payment due July 1, 2017

Contact Information

If you have questions or would like more information about the Mary Queen of Peace Preschool you may contact Mary Queen of Peace Principal Amy Schroff at the school office at 314-961-2891 (x 220). Tours are available by appointment