School of the Madeleine


Madeleine Preschool follows the same calendar year as the main school.  We observe all the same major holidays and vacations.  Preschool is NOT open during the summer.  Our hours during the school year are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  There are several full and half day programs available.  Half day hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or, for an additional charge, your child may stay until 12:15 p.m.  A full day schedule is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  There is NO extended care before 8:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m.

We accept children who are 3 years old by September 1 for the 3's program or 4 years old by September 1 for the 4's program.  All children must be fully potty trained.

Tuition is paid on a ten month plan from August to May and is prorated for the month of June.  Tuition is due the first of every month.  A tuition contract is signed at the beginning of the school year designating the tuition amount and who is financial responsible. See the preschool registration packet for tuition rates.

Families interested in enrolling their child in Preschool will be given priority as follows:

  1. Families with baptized Catholic siblings currently enrolled at Madeleine.

  2. Registered and supporting members of St. Mary Magdalene parish; the student be baptized Catholic; the family regularly attends Sunday Mass at St. Mary Magdalene and contributes an average of $10 per week ($520 per year) during the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).  This contribution should be made regularly during the year (no less than $40 in each month) and not in irregular payments, using the envelopes provided by St. Mary Magdalene church.

  3. Catholic applicants of registered, non-supporting parishioners of St. Mary Magdalene and Catholic applicants of other parishes.

  4. All other interested families depending on space availability.

Please contact the school for an application.

Preschool Daily Schedule

8:00 a.m.-8:55 a.m.

Welcoming - Self-Selective Activities

8:55 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Clean-up Time

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Circle Time:  Language, Math, Science

9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Morning Snack and Outdoor Play

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Morning Curriculum Block: Art, Letter Recognition, Sequencing, Sorting, Classifying, Manipulatives

11:00 a.m.-11:25 a.m.

Circle Time:  Music, Movement, Language

11:25 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Hand Washing

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Lunch / Outdoor Play

12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

Gathering / Story Time / Getting Ready for Rest Time

12:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Rest Time

2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Wake-Up / Put Bedding Away

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Snack / Outdoor Play / Dismissal