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St. Monica PreSchool

4140 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75229

(214) 351-5688


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Classes for 3's, 4's, & 5's Teachers certified in Elementary & Early Childhood Excellent Curriculum/meets TX & Diocesean requirements

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

"The Mission of St. Monica Catholic School is the development of the whole child by fostering love of God, respect for self and others, and belief in gospel values, according to Roman Catholic principles, in an atmosphere of academic excellence. "It is the Mission of our school to encourage self-confidence and school pride in a culturally diverse community, through a caring and disciplined partnership of Church, school and home. "It is the Mission of our school to graduate students who are knowledgeable in the Catholic faith, academically prepared to continue their education, and ready to be the future of our Church, community and country." -- Excerpted from

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our goal is to develop each child's skills and talents, no matter at what level he/she begins, and to advance each one according to individual ability. Our experienced teachers and aides are trained to help those who are behind and to enrich those who are excelling.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Philosophy of St. Monica Catholic School is based upon a call to attend to the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical needs of our students. We seek to provide an educational program that challenges and nurtures children's distinctive abilities. We believe that the success of each child is enhanced by the collaboration of parents, faculty and staff, working in a positive and trusting framework."

-- Excerpted from

A Typical Day

"The Pre-School program:

Follows lesson plans with age appropriate goals and objectives;

Delivers religious instruction daily;

Conducts a daily program of language arts and math;

Includes science and social studies on a regular basis;

Holds class in spacious and newly furnished classrooms; and

Provides two exciting and fun playgrounds."

-- Excerpted from

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation