Welcome to St. Matthew's Nursery School!
Our popular weekday preschool is sponsored by Saint Matthew’s Church and open to the public for enrollment. The Nursery School has been in the community for almost 20 years. This fee-based, non-profit school provides the highest quality age-appropriate classes for children 2 ½ to 5 years of age. Our classes are half day sessions offered both in the mornings and the optional 1-week summer program the third week in June.
There are approximately 155 children enrolled in our Preschool and the superior staff consists of seven teachers and ten teachers’ aides. All of our classes are staffed with both a certified teacher and an aide.
The mission of the nursery school is to care for children in a safe nurturing environment, while helping them grow socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally. Teachers work with children both as an individual and as a member of a group. We look to provide the foundations of Christian education through the use of art, music, stories, and outdoor play. We emphasize that learning is fun. All of our classes participate in music class once a week, gym class twice a month as well as Chapel once a month. The educational experience is enhanced through field trips and special programs that visit the school throughout the year. Our playground is completely fenced in and provides children the opportunity to explore, climb, slide, with plenty of room to run.
The best way to learn about St. Matthew’s Nursery School is to schedule a visit. Please call to set up an appointment. Additional information may be ascertained by clicking on a link to the left.
If you have any questions about the school, please feel free to call our director, Mrs. Jackie Anderson at 215-646-4466, or you can e-mail her at NurserySchool@verizon.net. . Thank you for your interest in St. Matthews!
St. Matthew's Classes
2 ½-Year-Old Class (Child must be 2 ½ by September 1st)
3 days a week – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This class of eight children, taught with lots of tender, loving care, contains an emphasis on socialization through games, songs, art, and play. All classes participate in music, gym class and chapel with the Rector.
3-Year-Old Class (Child must be 3 by September 1st)
3 days a week – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM or 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
This class of 12 children includes teaching the recognition of shapes, colors, letters, and numbers. Many experiences with nature, science, and children’s literature will be combined with lots of indoor and outdoor play. Classes participate in music, gym class, and chapel with the Rector.
4-Year-Old Class (Child must be 4 by September 1st)
4 days a week – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM or 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
This class of 15 children continues the curriculum of the 3-year-old class and adds more emphasis on drawing, cutting, tracing, number and letter writing, and pre-kindergarten skills. Classes participate in gym class, library, chapel with the Rector, and music.
Pre-Kindergarten Class (Child must be 4 by September 1st)
This class is limited to 15 children. The curriculum includes early story writing, simple mathematics, writing numbers and letters, and lots of arts, crafts and music. Classes participate in gym class, library, chapel with the Rector, and music.
Now registering for the 2014-2015 school year!
Medical Release Form
2014-2015 PreSchool Plus Program
Specials at St. Matthews
Enrichment classes include: Mathemagic, Move & Groove, Science, The Book and the Cook, Kreative Kids and Reading, Writing & Fun
Car Line Procedures
The car line is optional and is a service the Nursery School provides to help our families. You may use the drop- off car line any day between 8:45 and 8:55 or 12:15 and 12:25, or use the pick-up car line between 11:15 and 11:25 or 2:45 and 2:55.