Holy Cross Preschool

900 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA, 94002

(650) 631-9338 -- preschool@goholycross.org

"Of all Holy Works, the education of children is the most Holy."

- Bishop Theophan the Recluse
Patron Saint of Holy Cross Preschool


About Holy Cross Preschool

Mission Statement

To provide a developmental, play-based, and faith-based preschool for children, their parents and teachers, that stimulates intellectual curiosity while emphasizing responsibility to themselves, their families, their peers, and their communities.

Philosophy

At Holy Cross Preschool, we believe that a developmental, play-based and faith-based preschool with a skilled and supported teaching staff is the optimal preschool environment in which children grow socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. We also believe that a supportive partnership between the child, their family, and our school community is an imperative and integral component to this endeavor. With these foundational components at our core, Holy Cross Preschool will embrace and honor the children and their families as we support and encourage the growth and development of the whole child placing particular emphasis on cultivating emotional intelligence and personal responsibility.

Curriculum

Our curriculum is developmentally appropriate and emotionally responsive. Children are encouraged to think, ask questions, experiment, solve problems, and work cooperatively.

Program Design Features

  • Academic skills presented in a rich, play-based, and emotionally responsive environment
  • Classrooms and schedules designed to encourage your child’s blossoming independence and social skills
  • An organized yet flexible daily schedule to allow opportunity for in-depth student exploration
  • Activities designed to encourage personal creativity while providing ample opportunity for defied skill acquisition
  • Large and small group times intended to strengthen and lengthen your child’s attention span while providing abundant opportunities to practice cooperative group participation
  • A faith-filled environment in which children can experience the presence of God in their daily lives

"The best part about Holy Cross Preschool is that we learned so much but we didn't even know we were learning."
- Sofia, Holy Cross Alum Age 7


Programs (2019-20 School Year)

Preschool I

Enrollment Age: Minimum Age 2.6 through 2.11 years-old by September 1, 2019.

Available Options

  • Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm
  • Early Drop-off at 8:30 am*

Preschool II and Pre-Transitional Kindergarten

Enrollment Age: Minimum Age 3 years-old by September 1, 2019

Available Options

  • 2 to 5 days from 9 am to 12 pm
  • Early Drop-Off at 8:30 am*
  • Lunch & Learn from 12 to 1pm*
  • Stay & Play from 1 to 2pm*

Pre-Kindergarten

Enrollment Age: Minimum Age 4 years-old by September 1, 2019

Available Options

  • Monday thru Thursday or Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 12 pm
  • Early Drop-Off at 8:30 am*
  • Lunch & Learn from 12 to 1pm*
  • Stay & Play from 1 to 2pm*

*Additional fees will apply. Please see Tuition and Fees Section

*Tuition and Fees

Tuition

May be paid in the following 10 monthly installments with no additional finance charge. All payments must be made through our on-line bill payment service. A 5% discount will be granted if the annual tuition is paid in full by August 1, 2019.

Basic Tuition: 9am to 12pm Early Drop-Off: 8:30am to 9am Lunch and Learn: 12pm to 1pm Stay and Play: 1pm to 2pm
2 Days: $420.00 Add $ 40.00 Add $ 80.00 Add $ 120.00
3 Days: $520.00 Add $ 60.00 Add $ 85.00 Add $ 180.00
4 Days: $640.00 Add $ 80.00 Add $ 90.00 Add $ 240.00
5 Days: $730.00 Add $ 100.00 Add $ 100.00 Add $ 300.00

Fees

  • Non-Refundable Application Fee due at time of application: $150.00
  • Annual Re-Registration Fee for returning families due 2/1/19: $50.00
  • Deposit due 2/15/19 or at time registration is confirmed if later: One month’s tuition
    • Full refund will be granted if notice of withdrawal is received by 7/1/19
    • 50% refund will be granted if notice of withdrawal is received by 8/1/19
    • Non-refundable if notice of withdrawal is received after 8/1/19

Pay tuition online

Click here to pay your tuition fee online. Our website is intuitive and secure. After creating a new account and entering a payment method, please choose "Give a New Gift" and then select either "Recurring" or "One time" next to "Pay Preschool Tuition" from the choices provided.


Enrollment

Admissions Policy

Holy Cross Preschool is open to all children who may benefit from our program regardless of race, nationality, or creed. Families do not need to be registered members of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross for their children to attend. Children must meet the minimum age requirement for their chosen program, be completely potty-trained, able to effectively communicate their needs and be ready for group experiences. Admission is based on availability with preference given to continuing students, siblings of continuing students, alumni families, Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross members, and then new applicants.

Application Process

Please contact the school to schedule a half hour visit for you and your child. Tours begin in November for the upcoming school-year and will be limited to one family at a time. Once you and your child have visited the school, you will be given the opportunity to complete an application form for the upcoming school year. A non-refundable application fee will be due at that time. Families visiting prior to February 15th will be notified of placement in mid-February of the enrollment year. Families visiting after February 15th will be informed immediately of placement opportunities.


Calendar

Calendar

Holy Cross Preschool operates on a school-year calendar. Our School Year begins the last week of August and runs until the first Thursday of June. A holiday and events schedule will be distributed at the beginning of the school year. Click here to download the 2018-19 Holy Cross Preschool Holiday and Events Calendar.


Staff

Our teachers are professionals who are dedicated, caring and trained in Early Childhood Education and Development. Additionally, the center director is experienced in evaluating the needs of your child, communicating with parents, and staff management. At all times, there will be a person trained in CPR and First Aid at the center. All staff participate in in-service and/or off-site training and education in order to remain alert to the ever-changing needs of families and the current findings of Early Childhood Education research.

Teacher photographs courtesy of Dawdy Photography, Burlingame

Miss Chris

Director

Miss Irene

Head Teacher and Pre-K Lead

Miss Nicole

Preschool Lead Teacher

Miss Stacey

Pre-K Teacher

Miss Heidi

Preschool Teacher

Miss Allie

Pre-K Aide

Miss Tereza

Preschool Teacher