Mary Queen of Peace Preschool is part of the Mary Queen of Peace Parish and School and is located within the school building at 680 Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO.
MQP Preschool offers two classes:
- A pre-kindergarten program to serve four- and five-year-old children (children who are 4 years of age by August 1), preparing them for kindergarten the following academic year.
- A “3s” class for three- and four-year-old children (must be 3 years of age by August 1), preparing them for the pre-kindergarten program the following academic year.
Class size for each level will not exceed 18 students, and a student:teacher ratio of no more than 10:1 will be maintained. All students should be toilet-trained.
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 is an important part of the core curriculum. 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 preschool will operate on the same schedule as the Mary Queen of Peace School. The school day is from 7:50 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with morning drop-off available as early as 7:30 a.m. For those attending half days, dismissal is at 11:30 a.m.
Our preschool children wear uniforms and have several choices. Boys can wear our regular school uniform (navy or khaki pants and white or navy polo) and girls can wear navy jumper available through Just Me Apparel with a light blue 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 will also be an option. Ordering information for jumpers and monogrammed items will be available in the late spring and summer. Tote bags will be provided by MQP (instead of backpacks).
If you have questions or would like more information about the Mary Queen of Peace Preschool you may contact Mary Queen of Peace Interim Principal Caroline McCabe at the school office at 314-961-2891 (x 236). Tours are available by appointment.