Mission Statement
At St. Catherine’s we strive to bring children closer to Christ. We work in partnership with the parents to help the children realize their full potential. We provide an opportunity to nurture the child’s spiritual, cognitive, and emotional growth through age-appropriate activities. We focus on instilling a love of God and self in a secure and loving environment. We work in cooperation with the Catholic Church and the Diocese of Kalamazoo.

Schedule follows the Portage Public School Calendar: Tuesday and Thursday for the 3-year olds; Monday, Wednesday, Friday for the 4-year olds. Classroom Hours: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Daily Mass twice a month; Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program twice a month.

Daily Schedule
9:00 – Arrival/Welcome
9:10 – Circle Time – Good Morning – Assignment Helper – Calendar – Weather – Letter/Number
9:30 – Learning Centers
9:30 – Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
10:30 – Bathroom Break
10:35 – Craft Activity
10:45 – Snack
11:10 – Music & Movement/Gym/Outdoor
11:30 – Dismissal

Classroom Themes
apples-2014Each week we present a new theme: All About Me, Apples, Leaves, Pumpkins, Colors, Numbers, Outer Space, Holidays, Ocean/ Beach, Christmas Program.

2017-2018 Monthly Tuition Rates
A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required. Four-year old program 3 days a week Mon., Wed., Fri. Please contact Mary Hunt for information on tuition. Three-year old program 2 days a week Tues. & Thurs. Please contact Mary Hunt for information on tuition. Tuition is due the first of the month.

Our Staff: 

Mary Hunt, Preschool Coordinator and Teacher 269-978-2338, mhunt@stcatherinesiena.org 

St. Catherine’s Preschool, 1150 W. Centre Ave., Portage, Michigan 49024
269-327-5165 Main Office, 269-978-2348 Classroom

2017-2018 Preschool Registration Form
Complete, print, and return to the Front Office with payment.

2017-2018 Preschool Registration Form (Fillable PDF)
Complete, print, and return to the Front Office with payment.