“Building relationships with families is an important reason why our preschool has a family feeling.”
It is the mission of St. Paul’s Preschool to create an environment that gives all children the opportunity to learn in a Christ- centered, safe and caring environment. St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool is a Christian non-profit weekday ministry of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. At St. Paul’s we believe that each child is a unique creation of God. In a caring and positive atmosphere, we create a warm and happy place for preschoolers to learn. We believe in educating the whole child, encouraging not only intellectual and social growth, but spiritual growth as well. As we bridge the gap from home to school, we guide children to a continued positive self image and seek to minister to both children and families.
Sensory, motor, perceptual and language skills are introduced through materials and activities, which are both child-centered and teacher-directed. Work is planned with emphasis on the process rather than the product, fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride.
Beginning in September 2017, our Teachers will implement Portage Project Curriculum. Portage focuses on 5 areas of development in children.
- Communication & Literacy
- Social & Emotional
- Physical Health.
St. Paul’s Preschool is an integral part of the ministry of St. Paul’s Church. The purpose of St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool is to provide a well-rounded curriculum in a Christ- centered environment. Here at St. Paul’s, a Preschool Committee is in place to provide the preschool efficient management, develop school policies and procedures, prepare job descriptions and hire preschool staff.
Licensure and Insurance
St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool has state religious exempt licensing. The school is inspected by the Fire and Health Departments annually and meets or exceeds all county and state regulations. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is covered by Public Liability Insurance.
We are currently accepting applications for all age levels. Please complete an application to be put on our wait list. Please Download an application. You are welcome to call our office to schedule a personal tour. (703) 573-0494. We schedule tours: Tuesday-Thursday from 10-1 pm.
The teachers at St. Paul’s are Christians and are experienced in working with children. In addition they are kind, caring, nurturing and loving. They guide the children in developing spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively. St. Paul’s staff celebrates and teaches Christian truths at all times.
TUITION and FEES
Monthly tuition is collected by Vanco Services on the 10th of each month. Before a child enters the school, parents must pay a deposit of one month’s tuition to be applied to the May tuition upon completion of the school year. Tuition is calculated on a yearly basis and equally divided into nine monthly payments; therefore there is no change in tuition due to shorter or longer months.
If Vanco Services reports two months of insufficient funds, from that point on all tuition payments must be made in cash. Tuition payments delayed for more than two months will be cause for dismissal. Families who travel overseas for extended periods of time MUST continue to pay monthly tuition to hold their child’s spot in the program.
There is no fee if the tuition payment is deducted from your checking account. If you have any questions regarding payment or late fees, please email Marian Robinson in the preschool office @ email@example.com
A registration fee is charged each year in the amount of $75.00. The registration fee must accompany the Application and is non-refundable. There is a one time Events Fee of $50.00 which is due when a deposit is made. A Deposit consists of one month’s tuition which is applied to May of 2021. All Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. [Download Application form]
A copy of the child’s birth certificate and also a completed Fairfax County Health Form is required before a child can start preschool.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Members will receive a 25% discount on monthly tuition. (Second siblings will receive $25.00 off per monthly tuition)
We encourage all parents to pay online either by credit card or having it deducted from your checking account. PLEASE make sure you click on the END DATE ( Tuition Payment End Date:) and add April 10, 2021 as the END DATE. May Tuition is collected at the beginning of the year.
Who We Are
St. Paul’s Preschool is an integral part of the ministry of St. Paul’s Church. The purpose of St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool is to provide a well-rounded curriculum in a Christ-centered environment. Here at St. Paul’s, a Preschool Committee is in place to provide the preschool efficient management, develop school policies and procedures, prepare job descriptions and hire preschool staff.