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St Andrew Preschool & Kindergarten

5607 NE Gher Road
Vancouver, WA 98662

(360) 892-7210


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Part-day Christian preschool and Kindergarten. Nature focus

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Reggio-Emilia

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our program was started in 1984 by a group of professionals wanting to create a Preschool of Excellence. A preschool committed to the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth of young children. We have gone on to earn a reputation for being one of the best in Clark County.
Our preschool is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization with a staff of warm and experienced professionals dedicated to Early Childhood Education."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Arrival and hand washing, 15 Minutes
Group time: songs & activities. 10 Minutes
Exploration & discovery of learning areas, 50 Minutes
Clean up, handwashing, snack, 20 Minutes
Bible or music & movement, 10 Minutes
Outdoor exploration (rain or shine), 40 Minutes
Group time: closing, 5 Minutes
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • 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
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year