Preschool 3's

St. John the Baptist Catholic preschool provides the perfect environment for your 3 year old student! Our preschool is staffed by caring teachers, who promote Catholic values. We provide a safe and loving environment for your child to grow in knowledge and confidence. Children this age are always ready to play and learn – in fact, both come quite naturally! At St. John the Baptist preschool, we encourage looking at the world around us and asking questions about it. Children are exposed to different experiences, giving them the opportunity to ask questions and learn. By providing daily arts and crafts projects, children develop fine motor skills, while also learning more about our themes. Music and song provide more than just enjoyment – they also encourage movement, language and rhythm. Daily story time exposes children to language and literature, while also capturing their imagination. Prayer and religion lessons are an integral part of our curriculum. Children are introduced to numbers, letters, colors and shapes, always in a fun and playful manner.

Please call the preschool directly for more information or to register: 503-654-0200 ext. 134 & 135.

Ask me more about our preschool curriculum.

Ms. Julie Beardall 
Jbeardall@sjbcatholicschool.org 


Pre-Kindergarten 4's

St. John the Baptist pre-kindergarten is a Catholic preschool caring for children who are four years old by September 1st. We present a program that is developmentally appropriate as well as beneficial to the spiritual, physical and social well being of each child. Each child is encouraged to progress at his or her individual developmental level.

St. John's pre-k staff strives to prepare each child for their educational future in Kindergarten and beyond. Kindergarten readiness is presented to the pre-kindergartener in a variety of ways. The children explore the alphabet through letter sounds, letter recognition and letter formation through name writing. He/she will be exposed to numbers through writing, patterning and counting. Most importantly, the pre-kindergartener will develop socially through a variety of activities such as dramatic play, small group interaction, music and prayer.

Please call the preschool directly for more information or to register: 503-654-0200 ext. 134 & 135. 

Ms. Julie Beardall 
jbeardall@sjbcatholicschool.org 

Kindergarten

Welcome to kindergarten at St. John the Baptist Catholic School! Our classroom is a place where we explore our curiosity with centers, themes, and projects. It is a place where faith is learned through the ways we play with one another, reconcile with one another, pray with one another, and attend Mass with one another. We are loved and cared for by our "big buddies" in the 7th grade who help us transition to a full day, and who show us the ropes of being in the big school. We exercise our brains and our bodies with Spanish, music, library, physical education, reading, writing, math, art, science, and social studies. We laugh a lot and sometimes cry or pout, but we learn that our feelings are important. We celebrate our successes and encourage each other, and we always have a time to take a break from the busy-ness of school and relax for a rest. Our kindergarten year is a special time in our lives, and we want you to be a part of our time together, too!