Programs Available

Morning Enrichment Program including lunchtime:

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Full Day Learning Program including lunchtime:

6:30 am - 6:00 pm*

* Maximum 10 hours per day

 

About Us

Curriculum

St. Columba's curriculum embraces the development of the whole child. Learning experiences include art, science, math, literature, language arts, music, dance and movement, nutrition, dramatic play, large and fine motor skills and cognitive skills, with an emphasis on Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to listen, touch, smell, taste, and observe in the process of learning. St. Columba's Preschool incorporates a religious curriculum with a hands-on developmental program based on a weekly theme. The theme is integrated into various parts of the curriculum.

Philosophy

St. Columba Preschool is a faith community of children, parents, and teachers working together to provide parochial education in the Catholic tradition. The mission of St. Columba Preschool is to provide high-quality education based on an integrated curriculum approach. Values encouraged in our classroom setting are derived from the Gospel. By providing a caring, nurturing environment, we seek to teach children about God's love for them and their love for God. A sense of spirituality and a respect for themselves and others is fostered through unique classroom learning experiences.

Goals

  • To contribute to the development of positive self-esteem, as well as encourage cooperation and interaction among children
  • To provide opportunities for children to grow and explore.
  • To promote the spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development of each child.
  • To provide Catholic values, a positive self-image, and a spirit of sharing through a cooperative relationship with our Preschool families.
  • To help each child become a productive, healthy, and self-motivated individual.

Parent Handbook

 

Please feel free to access our handbook here: 

http://www.stcolumbaschool.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/St.-Columba-Preschool-Handbook.pdf

Monthly Tuition Rates:

2 Days (Tu/Th)

1 child (Half Day)                $255/month

1 child (Full Day)*               $285/month

2+ children (Half Day)       $432/month

2+ children (Full Day)*      $480/month

3 days (MWF)

1 child (Half Day)                $355/month

1 child (Full Day)*               $405/month

2+ children (Half Day)       $588/month

2+ children (Full Day)*      $660/month

* Maximum 10 hours per day

5 Days

1 child (Half Day)                $565/month

1 child (Full Day)*               $645/month

2+ children (Half Day)       $900/month

2+ children (Full Day)*      $1020/month

For further information, please feel free to contact our Director, Mrs. Patricia Gilsdorf.

preschool@stcolumbaschool.org

Phone: (858) 279-0161

Facility License Number: 372005946

The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego, mindful of their mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admit students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools. The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.