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St Peter Martyr School

425 West 4th Street
Pittsburg, CA 94565

(925) 439-1014


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"St. Peter Martyr School is committed to share Christ’s gospel through education.
We will continually strive to:
• Provide a safe, healthy, and caring environment for our children where they will be encouraged to develop and understand the dignity of all human beings by sharing the diverse and unique cultures within our community.
• Encourage academic excellence, which will serve as a solid foundation for our children’s lifelong education.
• Create a sense of wonder, mystery, and understanding about God’s creation.
• Recruit and retain faculty and staff who are personally committed to becoming exemplary role models for our children.
• Encourage all parents to be actively involved in the overall development of our children’s education"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"A typical Pre-Kindergarten day consists of:
1. An activity time: During this time children may choose from a variety of activities. We have a children’s kitchen area, a block area, a computer area, and a listening center. Children may also choose to build with Duplos, Legos, Lincoln Logs... and we have a
variety of puzzles and other activities. During this time students also work on an art or painting project.
2. A story time: After cleaning up their activities the children gather on the carpet for a story. Our stories are usually related to what we are working on for the day.
3. A structured learning time: Children work on a lesson which relates to our topic (colors, shapes, letters, numbers...). As each child finishes their “work” they then choose to work with puzzles , look at books...
4. A snack time: A nutritious snack is provided for each child. At the beginning of the year parents are asked to pay a $30.00 snack/classroom fee.
5. Outdoor play time: Children have a variety of climbing structures and slides.
6. End of day circle time: Children gather on the carpet for finger plays and/or songs.
7. Dismissal time: Children are dismissed to their parents, carpool driver..."
Excerpted from the preschool's website