3K Program

Now offering 3K Full-Day! 

Since 2003, Saint Jude the Apostle School has offered a successful 3K preschool program. Rich in skill development, our 3K programs fosters personal and emotional growth, social and motor skill development, physical movement, fine arts, health and safety skills, as well as language development and listening skills.
Children must be three years old and able to independently care for basic hygiene needs to join the preschool program. 3K Students do not wear uniforms.
Tuition must be paid in advance on a quarterly basis, semi-annually or annually. 
Join the Saint Jude Family.  You Are Welcome!

We are now enrolling for the start of our new educational opportunity for our youngest learners, 3K full-day. This wonderful opportunity will give a well-rounded start to your child's education. Under the direction of an early childhood teacher, the day will start at 7:50 AM and continue with activities, play, lunch, nap time, and hands-on learning until 3:15 PM. 

Questions regarding tuition should be directed to the school principal, Catherine LaDien.

3K Full-Day Programs


ARRIVAL: 7:50am First Bell

8am Tardy Bell

8-8:10 Pledge - Prayer


During the course of the Saint Jude School K3 preschool program the following skills will be fostered:

Personal & Emotional Development
 Your child:

  • develops a sense of personal space
  • expresses interests and self-direction in learning
  • begins to show self-control by following school and classroom rules
  • begins to be responsible for individual behavior
  • enjoys school
  • willingly tries to solve problems
  • seeks adult help when needed
  • accepts changes when explained by an adult
  • handles situations in an age- appropriate manner

Social Development
 Your child:

  • begins to share, takes turns, participates and cooperates with others in group activities
  • respects other people's space and personal belongings
  • begins to develop friendships with others
  • begins to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas through language as well   as through gestures and actions.

Physical Movement
 Your child:

  • explores moving in personal and general space
  • becomes more able to move from one space to another in different ways (running, jumping, hopping, skipping)
  • begins to move in rhythm
  • begins to participate in group games involving movement (Duck, Duck, Goose)
  • begins to realize spatial concepts 
  • recognizes concepts of speed

Gross-Motor Development
Your child:

  • begins to throw or kick an object in a particular direction
  • begins to play catch with a bean bag or a large ball
  • bounces a large ball and catches it
  • begins to coordinate arms and legs (hopping, skipping, swinging, stretching

Gross-Motor Development, continued
Your child:

  • begins to develop fine motor control in picking up objects (weaving, touching small objects)
  • begins to practice self-help skills (zipping, buttoning)
  • begins to hold writing tools with fingers instead of with a fist
  • begins to manipulate play objects that have fine parts
  • begins to use scissors

Fine Arts
Your child:

  • uses a variety of materials (crayons, paint, clay, markers) to create original work
  • begins to use art as a form of self-expression
  • participates in classroom music activities
  • begins to sing a variety of simple songs
  • begins to play classroom instruments
  • begins to understand rhythms and patterns
  • begins to respond to music of various tempos through movement

Health and Safety
Your child:

  • follows safety rules
  • independently washes hands when needed
  • develops independent dressing skills 
  • independently takes care of bathroom needs

Language Development & Listening Skills
Your child:

  • listens with increasing attention
  • understands and follows simple oral directions
  • enjoys listening to and responding to books
  • listens to and engages in several exchanges of conversation with others
  • listens to music, and shows understanding through gestures, actions, and/or language
  • uses language for a variety of purposes (expressing needs and interests)
  • uses sentences of increasing length and grammatical complexity in everyday speech
  • asks questions and makes comments related to the current topic of discussio