Early Childhood Center

Saint Joseph School offers Pre-Kindergarten programming for ages two, three, and four.
Call (304) 267-6447 for more information.


Educational Setting
Our Pre-Kindergarten Teachers are all certified Early-Childhood Educators, experienced and educated in early-childhood development. Additionally, depending on class-size, full-time Educational Aides assist students in the classroom. At Saint Joseph School, we strive to keep small class sizes to best enhance the learning atmosphere.

Classroom Sharing
Everyday we make time to gather and share stories. Being together allows us to get to know our friends and play learning games. During this time, we also sing and dance as we learn new songs and listing to music.

Literacy and Readingprekclay  
Each day we set aside time to read together. Our read-aloud encourage us to learn new words as we read simple, repetitive stories with predictable text. Children are encouraged to extend their vocabulary and fluency by talking and listening, and by hearing and responding to stories, songs and rhymes.

Meals and Snacks
Saint Joseph School offers a for-purchase hot lunch option daily. We help children develop independence and good eating habits throughout the day. Intimate, classroom dining allows children to eat at their own pace in a familiar environment. Teachers and children sit and eat together, sharing in good food and conversation.

Outdoor Fun and Exercise
Each class is scheduled for outside time, weather permitting, twice daily. Our play equipment is designed to maximize fun and safety. Additionally, classes enjoy free-play indoors once a day.

prekhorseDuring our education time, we focus on developmentally appropriate Math, Literacy, Science, and Spanish activities. Through fun, interactive games and engagements, our teachers provide children with an education foundation for their emerging skills.

Quiet Time

After lunch, our students enjoy a calm atmosphere with soft, dim lighting, and a cuddly blanket from home. Children rest on individual cots. While some doze off and nap for a time, others may enjoy laying quietly.

Field Trips
Saint Joseph School believes that field trips expand a child’s learning through hands-on experiences. Parents are notified in advance of any off-site trips and are encouraged to participate!


Little Crusaders 2/3 Year Old Program - PreK Jr. 3/4 Year Old Program - Pre-K 4/5 Year Old Program


Little Crusaders 2/3 Year Old Program - PreK Jr. 3/4 Year Old Program


Catholic Rate - Little Crusaders, PreK Jr.& Pre-Kindergarten

6,60000Full Time Only

Pre-Kindergarten Tuition Includes

  • Academic programming, Monday-Friday, 8:10 am – 2:45 pm
  • Healthy snacks during morning snack time
  • Hot lunch with milk (students may also bring lunch if desired)
  • After school child care, Monday-Friday, 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm (additional fee assessed for 4:00 – 5:00 pm)

Enrollment Fees

  • Application Fee: $50 per child
  • Enrollment Packet Fee: $150.00 per child
  • Pre-K Supply Fee: $300.00 per child
  • Health & Safety Fee: $100.00 per child

Summer Session

A Summer Session is offered for incoming and outgoing Pre-Kindergarten students each year. Click here for more details.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is available for families enrolled in our school, regardless of religious affiliation. To be considered, complete the online application at www.online.factsmgt.com/aid, click on “Grant & Aid Assesment” prior to April 30, 2020. There is a cost of $17.50 for submitting a TAP application.

Tuition Payment Schedules

All families are enrolled in the FACTS Tuition Management program as per Diocesan Policy. Saint Joseph School offers three ways to make tuition payments. Families may sign up for online and/or automatic payments on FACTS through Family Portal.

  • Single payment due by June 15 (receives a 5% discount). *
  • Two payments due August 3 and January 4. There is a $10.00 annual fee assessed by FACTS.*
  • 12 Monthly payments withdrawn between the 5thand the 25th of the month beginning in July. There is a $40.00 annual fee assessed by FACTS.*
  • 10 Monthly payments withdrawn between the 5th and the 25th of the month beginning in August. There is a $40.00 annual fee assessed by FACTS.

Enrollment Schedule and Application

Enrollment for new families begins Monday, March 2, 2020. Class sizes are limited and space is reserved with a completed admissions application and $50 application fee.

Private tours may be scheduled by emailing Fran Henry at fhenry@sjswv.org or calling (304) 267-6447, ext. 7.

2020-2021 Enrollment is Open for new families!