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St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School

13750 Mary's Way
Woodbridge, VA 22191

(703) 491-4447


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Our Pre-School consists of a five day a week morning or afternoon session. The morning session is from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Monday-Thursday and the afternoon session is fro 12:00-3:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Morning hours on Fridays are 8:00-11:15 a.m. and afternoon hours are 11:45 to 2:00 p.m.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Our preschool curriculum incorporates play-based learning as well as teacher-led academic instruction.

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 As a Catholic pre-school religion permeates our curriculum.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School is a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. It exists primarily to provide a Christ-centered atmosphere in which students may grow in truth and love. The school's philosophy stems from basic Catholic teaching as it is applied to the process of education. The Church recognizes the parents as the primary educators of their children. The school is wholeheartedly committed to the task of aiding them in developing the total child.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year