Early Childhood  Education Program

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

Learning Objectives

Frequently Asked Questions

Children must be 6 weeks to 12 months to enroll in our infant class.
Children must be 13 months to 23 months to enroll in our toddler class.
Children must be 2 years old to enroll in Little Crusaders.
Children must be 3 years old by July 1 to enroll in Pre-K Jr.
Children must be 4 years old by July 1 to enroll in Pre-Kindergarten.
All children enrolled in Pre K- Jr. and Pre-Kindergarten must be fully potty trained.

For Infants/Toddlers, our student-teacher ratio is 4:1.
For Little Crusaders, our student-teacher ratio is 6:1.
For Prek-Jr., our student-teacher ratio is 8:1.
For Pre-Kindergarten, our student-teacher ratio is 9:1.

Lunch is included in preschool tuition for Toddlers through Pre-Kindergarten classes. All of our
preschoolers eat family-style with teachers and classmates.
We offer a healthy morning snack every day for Toddlers through Pre-Kindergarten classes.
We ask that you provide an afternoon snack.

We offer a part-time option for Little Crusaders and Pre-K Jr. classrooms.
You may choose five half-days with pickup at noon or three full days.
Our pre-kindergarten program is full-time only to prepare children for kindergarten.

Little Crusaders and PreK-Jr. are offered gym and music.
Pre-Kindergarten are offered gym, music, art, and STEM.

We follow Berkeley County Schools closings for inclement weather unless they delay for frigid
You will be notified by text and email if we are closed or have a two-hour delay.
In the event of a two-hour delay, our before-school care will open at 9 a.m. and our school day
will start at 9:55 a.m.

Up-to-date immunizations
Records from most recent well-child visit
Two copies of emergency forms with original signatures

Infant Supply List

Toddlers & Little Crusaders Supply List

Pre-K Jr Supply List

Pre-Kindergarten Supply List

We offer care before school, starting at 7 a.m.
Drop-off is from 7:55 to 8:10 a.m.
All students must be signed in and out by an adult.

2023-2024 Pre-Kindergarten Handbook

Faculty & Staff

Katherine MacKinnon
Pre-K director
Jennifer Sowers
Infant teacher
Sophia O’Malley-Heredia
Infant aide
Isabella Warburton
Infant aide
Trentity Wolfkill
Infant aide
Janelle O’Meara
Toddler teacher
Marissa Parkinson
Toddler aide
Vanessa Mercado
Little Crusaders teacher
Dennis Dodson
Little Crusaders aide
Deborah Mancilla
Little Crusaders teacher
Jayden Fondren
Little Crusaders aide
Dana Curtis
Floating aide
Liz Buscema
PK Jr. teacher
Melissa Guenther
PK Jr. teacher
Inna McCarron
PK Jr. aide
Jeannette Sharp
PK Jr. teacher
Russel Beach
PK Jr. aide
Stephanie Dardaris
PK4 teacher
Sarah Kaltenbaugh
PK4 aide
Becky Mulvihill
PK4 teacher
Debbie McAboy
PK4 aide
Marilis Rivera Collazo
PK specialist, K-2 Spanish teacher


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, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm with an additional fee assessed.

Enrollment Fees

  • Application Fee: $20 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. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Katherine MacKinnon, Pre-Kindergarten Director, at kmackinnon@sjswv.org.

Details for the Summer Session can be found here!

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is available for families enrolled in our school, regardless of religious affiliation. To be considered, complete the online application at HERE!, click on “Grant & Aid Assessment”.

There is a cost of $17.50 for submitting a TAP application.

The deadline for Phase 1 Financial Assistance is April 29, 2022

The deadline for Phase 2 Financial Assistance is August 31, 2022

Tuition Payment Schedules

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

  • Single payment due by July 15. This plan is available through June 30th and must be selected to receive the 5% discount (receives a 5% discount). *
  • Two payments due August 5th or 25th and January 5th or 25th. This plan is available through August 12th. 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. This plan is available through July 13th. 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 1, 2021 for the 2021/2022 school year. Class sizes are limited and space is reserved when the enrollment process is complete. The application fee is $20 application fee.

Private tours may be scheduled by emailing Katherine MacKinnon at kmackinnon@sjswv.org or calling (304) 267-6447.

2020-2021 Enrollment is Open for new families!

2021-2022 Enrollment Opens March 1st, 2021 for New Families!