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St Mary's School

100 Route 46
Denville, NJ 07834

Phone:
(973) 627-2606

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"St. Mary's Prep is a faith community committed to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of students, teachers, and parents by providing an educational setting where human knowledge, as well as the Catholic faith, is taught; where the self-worth of each person is valued; where truth is sought in the Gospel spirit of freedom and love; and where parents, teachers, and students give generously of their time, talent, and resources so that all may joyfully experience each phase of maturity.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"3 years old
12:15 - 12:30p.m. Getting settled, hanging up coats, sitting on circle, prayer

12:30 - 1:00p.m. Circle time, show & tell, games, religion, seasonal art project directions

1:00 - 1:45p.m. Free play - a time to do whatever! Learning centers, easel, playdoh, sandbox, puzzle, or just sitting quietly and reading a book. During this time, a structured art project may be offered, using small motor skills

1:45 - 2:00p.m. Clean up

2:00 - 2:15p.m. Story and songs

2:15 - 2:30p.m. Wash hands, snack

2:30 - 2:45p.m. Outside Play (large motor skills)

2:45p.m. Dismissal
Pre-K 4's
Daily Schedule
8:40 - 8:50a.m. / 12:15 - 12:30p.m. Getting settled, hanging up coats, sitting on circle, getting ready for our day

8:50-9:20a.m. / 12:30 - 1:00p.m. Opening exercises which include - prayer, flag salute, calendar, weather, and the lesson of the day. The lesson could be seasonal-thematic, religion, McGraw-Hill Mathematics, show & tell (every Friday, unless otherwise noted), and the discussion of the day's events

9:20-10:15a.m. / 1:00 - 1:45p.m. Free play - a time to do whatever! Learning centers, easel, playdoh, sandbox, puzzle, or just sitting quietly and reading a book. During this time, a student may be doing a structured lesson or project

10:15-10:25a.m. / 1:45 - 1:55p.m. Clean up

10:25-10:45a.m. / 1:55 - 2:15p.m. Story and songs, and fingrplays

10:45-11:00a.m. / 2:15 - 2:30p.m. Wash hands, snack

11:00-11:15a.m. / 2:30 - 2:45p.m. Outside Play (large motor skills)

11:15a.m. / 2:45p.m. Dismissal


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Excerpted from the preschool's website