Our Classes

Pre-K Program

Older four year olds and young five year olds
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Four Year Old Preschool
Four year olds (before Sept. 30)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:40 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.

Three Year Old Preschool
Young four year olds and three year olds
(before Sept. 30)
Tuesday, Thursday
12:05 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Preschool Curriculum

Our Preschool is an accredited program that follows the
Diocese of Cleveland. We are in the process of becoming “Step up to Quality” certified.
Our Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum addresses child development objectives and Ohio’s
early learning standards. Our focus is the personal, social, emotional and spiritual growth
of the child as a whole, rather than mastery of subject matter.

We understand that preschoolers learn best through positive, meaningful play experiences
that support the child’s natural curiosity which in turn builds a life-long love for learning.
Hands-on discovery activities inspire each child to explore, experiment, create and
problem solve. We encourage the healthy development of self-confidence and a positive
attitude toward learning in a nurturing, faith-filled environment that fosters imagination
and creativity. Your child will emerge a happy and prepared student ready to succeed at
every academic level!

Preschool Philosophy

The Academy of St. Bartholomew exists to assist the parents in an atmosphere of faith and
learning. The school community strives to exemplify the Person Jesus, not only by Word, but
also especially by example. The primary purpose of our Pre-K program is to provide the children
with a smooth transition from home to a school atmosphere. The family is the first model for
developing attitudes, values and appropriate behavior, but the school offers the young child an
opportunity for interaction with other children and adults in an atmosphere of Christian love.
Learning experiences and discovery activities encourage the healthy development of each child
spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically.

At the Academy of St. Bartholomew Preschool the children are involved in many hands on
activities that encourage, develop and reinforce discovery. We build a classroom family that
practices a Christian Spirit of caring, sharing and loving for those we are with.
The children’s fine and gross motor skills develop as we progress through our activities and
different play centers. We practice and learn age appropriate social skills and prepare for the
home to school transition.

Our focus in preschool is to have fun as we travel this journey together!

Our Teachers

Mrs. Liane Pagan earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Cleveland State University. She has been teaching Preschool for more than ten years and also has experience as an Early Intervention Specialist with children from birth to age three. 

Mrs. Diane Kasperczyk is our certified education preschool aide. Prior to being our kindergarten aide for the last several years, she spent fifteen years as a preschool teacher. 

Co-curricular Classes

Once a week, Pre-K and four year old students will attend music, computer, and gym classes. In
addition, they will visit the library and check out a book each week.

2018 – 2019 Preschool Tuition

3 Year Old Preschool Tuesday & Thursday $1,000
4 Year Old Preschool Mon., Wed., Friday (3 days) $1,200
PreK (4 & 5 yr. olds) Mon Through Friday (5 days) $1,700

Non-Refundable Fees Per Student

Registration Fee – $75
Supply Fee – $50

2018 – 2019 Tuition Payment Option Plan

  • The Parish offers three (3) methods for tuition payments:
    Families may pre-pay tuition in FULL BY CASH or CHECK by June 1,
    2018.
  • Payment in Full by July 1, 2018 by ACH automatic withdrawal.
  • Monthly Payments by ACH automatic withdrawal from your checking or
    savings account. Withdrawals are made on the 1st of each month.