What curriculum do you follow?
We use a theme-based comprehensive curriculum. We incorporate language, emergent literacy, math, skills, art, movement and music and Spanish in our daily lessons based on the ages of the children. Our curriculum exceeds the Georgia Office of School Readiness guidelines. Our pre-K program incorporates Sightwords.com as part of our curriculum - a reading readiness program endorsed by the Georgia Preschool Association.
Will my child learn religion?
Yes. We incorporate stories, finger plays, felt board stories and dramatization in our weekly lessons on religion. Each class starts with prayer and we end our day with a school-wide prayer each day. Each class goes to the Church each week for a special lesson. We celebrate many feast days and highlight a new saint, prayer, manner and virtue each month.
Do we follow the Cherokee County School calendar?
Yes. We have all of the same breaks that Cherokee County does. We do have additional Catholic holidays that we follow as well. Please see the main calendar for these days off.
Will a waiting list be available?
Yes. We will have waiting lists for any class that does fill up. You will be notified what place you are in the waiting list. This is the order that we accept students: current students, family members, members of St. Michael the Archangel parish, Catholic members of another church, non-Catholics.
Is my registration fee refundable?
No. The registration fee is non-refundable if your child is accepted to our school.
What does the registration fee pay for?
Registration fees pay for many items, including tote bags, folders, t-shirts, supplies, etc.
How do I pay tuition?
We use an automated draft system to collect tuition each month. You have the choice to pay from your checking account (no charge) or with a credit card (with a charge)
What are the qualifications of the staff?
We do not require all of our teachers to be certified, although many are. We do require that all lead teachers have some experience teaching. We also require that all staff complete 10 hours of continuing education credits in the field of early childhood or child development. Our main concern is that the teachers are loving and caring individuals.
How can parents be involved?
Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child’s class by attending special parties, being surprise readers and special events. We also need volunteers to help with office work.
What is your discipline policy?
We give our students the opportunity to take bad behavior and turn it into good behavior. We offer incentives in all classrooms and always reward good behavior. We do have a no tolerance policy to keep our classrooms safe. We keep parents informed when behavior becomes an issue with their child.
Do you have carpool?
Yes. Our carpool starts at 8:45 and goes to 9:00 each morning. After 9:00, you will need to park and bring your child to our front door. Afternoon carpool starts at 1:00.
Do the children stay for lunch?
Yes. All children stay for lunch. They bring their lunch every day. You may pick your child up early if you need to get them earlier than 1:00, but no later than 12:45.
My child has allergies, will you accommodate?
Yes. We have several children with diverse allergies and we make sure the class and teachers are well aware and suited to deal with these allergies. If food allergies are severe, we may ask that the child bring their own snack each day. We have a school wide no nut, peanut and peanut butter policy.