“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.”
Proverbs 22:6, NRSV
St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal School embraces excellence in education that emphasizes Christian values and beliefs.
St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal School is a Christian school that welcomes families of all religious and ethnic backgrounds. Our belief is that our children will build a positive self-image, explore their natural sense of wonder, discover their creative spirit, learn problem solving skills, develop consideration for others and broaden the path for their walk with Jesus Christ.Aligning with our Mission, St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal School strives to serve God by preparing our children for lifelong spiritual and academic learning.
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About Our School and Program
Our program will be divided into classes of two, three and four year olds that offer two, three or five day a week options. We also offer five-days-a-week Bridge classes for the four year olds and children turning five years old by December. Each class consists far below the maximum ratio allowed by Texas Child Care Licensing Division with a teacher and a teacher’s aide.
Janie Hernandez is the Director of the school and has over twenty years experience as a childcare provider with certification as a Day School/Day Care Center director. All of our teachers and aides have extensive experience in child care, are CDA accredited, and receive ongoing training. They undergo current state and federal background checks and receive church required training entitled “Safeguarding God’s Children.” In addition, our Bridge teachers are state-licensed, elementary school teachers.
Our curriculum consists of a traditional preschool program with some supplemental resources for reading and language comprehension. All groups engage in imaginative play, experiential learning opportunities and age appropriate chapel services and religious instruction.
Educational goals for our Early Pre-school children include:
- learning the alphabet,
- recognizing letters,
- learning to identify colors in English and Spanish,
- mastering counting 1-10 in English and Spanish,
- gaining an understanding of some abstract and spatial concepts
(i.e., hot-cold, over-under, etc.).
Educational goals for our Pre-school and Pre-Kindergarten children include:
- mastering simple word recognition and early reading skills,
- basic mathematical concepts,
- rudimentary ethics and manners and
- a bit of conversational Spanish.
Educational goals for our Bridge classes exceed state-determined learning and developmental objectives/guidelines for students preparing to enter Kindergarten.
A parents’ meeting is scheduled before the start of the school year to distribute handbooks, calendars and schedules, as well as to give everyone a tour of our facilities and a chance to meet teachers and see classrooms.