Pre-Kindergarten Program


Program Overview


Research shows that quality early childhood education has positive and lasting benefits for young children.  Strong foundations for learning are established and children are encouraged to develop to their full potential.  The early years of a child’s learning make a significant difference in the way they develop and go on to learn throughout his/her life.  Below is some basic information about our program to help you understand the early childhood educational experience here at SKD School. [READ MORE]

Pre-Kindergarten is the gateway through which your child passes into school life. It provides a learning environment that stimulates curiosity and eagerness for learning. Our youngest students are active members of the school, participating in everything from liturgies and prayer services to music and digital literacy classes.  Students receive daily instruction in religion, math, reading, language arts, science and social studies.  Students also attend weekly Spanish, music, physical education,  and digital literacy classes.

Instruction is provided in a variety of ways including whole group, small groups, centers, and individualized support.  Hands-on activities, dramatic play, family projects, service learning, and the incorporation of music and art make for a well-rounded learning experience.  Catholic values and prayer are woven into all areas of study, helping students to grow in their faith.  Technology is also incorporated into the curriculum through the use of Smart Televisions and Chromecast, interactive websites and educational apps.

Characteristics of St. Katharine Drexel School’s Pre-Kindergarten Program

  • The teaching of religion and God’s love is clearly manifested.
  • Competent, certified, fully degreed, and committed teachers who work to provide support and individual attention to children.
  • Parents become partners with teachers in educating their children.
  • The program and guidelines are organized around the Early Childhood Curriculum as set by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Pre-K Curriculum


Please contact SKD School’s Advancement Office at 215-357-4720 extension 4