The St. Francis Xavier Preschool Program recognizes 3-5 year old children are brimming with natural curiosity. Our classrooms are designed to promote learning through personal interest and exploration. We foster an environment where our littlest students learn what it means to be a Kid for Others.
Each of our programs are full days, five days per week. Our preschool classrooms have a full time teacher and a full time teacher's add with a ratio of 1:10.
Our curriculum provides opportunity for learning on a continuum with age and developmentally appropriate instruction. The curriculum is defined by the Diocesan School's Office of Early Childhood Standards/Curriculum and by the State of Arizona.
Religion: “Stories of God’s Love” is a religion readiness program that helps young children take their first steps on their journey of faith. Students visit the Atrium weekly where they will learn about Jesus through independent activities. Our preschoolers also attend weekly All School Mass.
Language: Our 4 year old and 5 year old programs use “Happily Ever After” early literacy series and “Putnik Phonics”. Reading readiness skills, verbal communication, expanding vocabulary, pre-writing are all important components of the program.
Math: Our 3 year old program uses “Math Their Way”. This program stresses using math concepts in a child’s everyday life and is mostly manipulative materials. Our 4 and 5 year old programs use Eureka Math. Eureka Math is a curriculum presenting math in a logical progression from PK to 12th grade. Students will gain a strong number sense through the use of manipulative.
Science: The class discusses weather, seasons, space, plants & seeds, animals (living & prehistoric), living vs. non-living, care of environment, the five senses and the human body.
Art: Children create and experience art using different media.
Social Studies: Our preschool students learn about self, family, community, holiday, presidents and cultures around the world. We also use the Sanford “Harmony” program which is designed to make a difference in how students think about and treat each other. By promoting positive relationships between students, this program promotes respect and understanding of differences among all children. The ultimate goal is to improve student cooperation, empathy and mutual respect as well as foster greater inclusion and connectedness.
Specials: Our preschool students also have an opportunity to enhance their learning with the following special classes: Atrium (religion), STEM Lab and Lego Lab (science), Spanish, Library, PE and Music.
Monday - Thursday
7:50 am – 2:50 pm
7:50 am – 12:50 pm
**Early Care is available starting at 7:30 am**
Phone: (602) 266-5364
Fax: (602) 279-0423
St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Catholic Elementary School
4715 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
St. Francis Xavier School, a faith community grounded on Jesuit principles of superior education, cultivates excellence in mind, body, and spirit sending forth Kids for Others.