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St. Philip's Episcopal Preschool

6400 Stonebrook Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034

(214) 387-4700


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

Each classroom has a mix of child and teacher led instruction. We believe in taking teachable moments and expanding on them.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Personal journals
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Various manipultives, graphing skills, etc.
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Texture items
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught All students have Spanish once or twice during the school week.

From the Director:

Our 2010-2011 theme will be "Children Around the World." Students will "visit" all seven continents and explore how children in different lands live. They will also learn about and experience the arts, traditions, foods, and cultures from these places in our world.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

With our low ratio enviroment we are able to work with children on a one-on-one basis. This allows each child to grow and learn at their own pace. We work with families to help make the best enviroment for each child.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To provide a joyful learning environment for children that fosters academic excellence and grows faith that impacts the world for Christ

A Typical Day

Our school day starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. We begin each day in our classrooms greeted by our teachers. Then our class and all the other classes go to chapel to say "hi, God," sing, pray and listen to a Bible story. Each day we have circle time, arts and crafts, science, math and daily bible lessons. We get to play outside on our cool Noah's ark playground. We have music and movement time and Spanish on some days. Lunch time is always exciting to see what mom has packed.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We communicate with parents in a variety of ways. Each week the parents receive notes from the child's teacher letting them know what they have been working on that week. Twice a year we do student assessments. We also have parent teacher conferences where we can set the parents goals and expectations for the students, in and outside of the classrooms.

If a student or parent needs extra resources we provide contact information to them.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • 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
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We work with the parent and the child to best meet their needs. One of the renways to handle seperation needs is to add extra staff to the classroom to provide extra arms to hold the child and comfort them.