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St David's Episcopal Preschool

43600 Russell Branch Parkway
Leesburg, VA 20175

(703) 723-0286


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We are a part-time preschool for children 2 1/2 - 5 years of age. In addition we have a unique Nature-based Kindergarten Enrichment program.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught We use High/Scope curriculum and Creative Curriculum. In addition, we use the Handwriting Without Tears Program.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of St. David's Episcopal School is to provide a Christian environment that encourages children to become good citizens and life-long learners through play, exploration, invention, problem-solving and critical thinking.

A Typical Day

"Welcoming Time
Circle/Greeting Time
Worktime (�Plan-Do-Review�)
Small Group Time
Snack Time
Movement Time
Story Time
Music Classes"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • 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
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year