The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children. It is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Children gather in an “atrium,” a room prepared for them, which contains simple yet beautiful materials they use to help them absorb the most essential proclamations of the Christian faith.
To be considered for admission into the Good Shepherd Preschool, students must have reached their third birthday on or before August 31. Class hours are 8:30am-12:30pm, three to five days per week.
To be considered for admission into the Our Lady of Fatima Pre-Kindergarten Program, students must have reached their fourth birthday on or before August 31. Class hours are 8:30am-12:30pm, five days per week.
Our annual Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten/ Information Night will be held Tuesday, December 5, at 7:00pm in the school library. We will begin accepting applications on November 1, 2017. 2018-2019 Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be due on December 15, 2017. Please click on the “Apply Today” button in the upper righthand corner of the home page to access our online application.
Our Lady of Fatima Parish School is a ministry of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. It is the school’s mission to assist parishioners in their duty to educate their children in the Catholic faith. The school fulfills this mission not only through the religion curriculum, but also through the teaching of the entire academic curriculum in the context of a faith community.
Our Lady of Fatima Parish School admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarships and loan programs, athletic programs, and other school-administered programs.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO PRESCHOOL AND PRE-KINDERGARTEN:
To be considered for admission to preschool, the child must reach his or her third birthday on or before August 31.
To be considered for admission to pre-kindergarten, the child must reach his or her fourth birthday on or before August 31.
Students seeking admission to preschool and pre-kindergarten must be toilet trained before the first day school.
Applicants for admission to preschool and pre-kindergarten will be considered in the following order:
1. Children of active, participating parish members who have siblings who will attend OLF during the next academic year.
2. Children of active, participating parish members as defined below who do not have siblings in the school.
3. Other children with siblings who will be in the school in the next academic year.
4. Other Catholics.
5. All other children.
Please Note: Students enrolled in Our Lady of Fatima’s pre-kindergarten program are not guaranteed admission into the following year’s kindergarten class. See our Application Requirements for more information.
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