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Our Lady Star of the Sea

Type of School

Preschool through Grade 8

Age of Children

3, 4, Young 5


467 Fairford
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI  48236
Telephone: 313-884-1070 x 129
Website: www.stargrossepointe.org

Contact Information

Preschool Director:  Michele Clarke : m.clarke@stargp.org

Teacher of Young 5’s:  Carolyn Michielutti

Teachers of 4 Year Olds:  Cheryl Kanka

Teacher of 3 Year Olds:  Mary Ann Rusch


Office Hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
3’s AM: 2, 3, or 4 days (Monday through Thursday)
4’s:  AM  4 or 5 days
Young 5’s:  5 days
Extended Day for 3 ‘s, 4’s, and Young 5’s:  11 am – 3 pm

Kid’s Club care has been expanded to include our 4 year old students.
Before care is open 7:00 am until 7:45 am.
Aftercare is open 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm daily.

Program Description

The OLSOS early childhood curriculum is designed to help each child develop a realistic and positive self-image.  Each child is made to feel special.  Social skills are developed through specific play areas, songs, group sharing, and language activities.  Physical development is realized through craft and art projects, indoor and outdoor play equipment, dance and exercise, manipulative toys, and sand and water tables.  The “Handwriting Without Tears” program is used to promote fine motor development.  The four year olds attend gym and library weekly and participate in the Big Brother/Big Sister program with 5th Grade students.  An enriching and age appropriate religion series is also a part of the four year old curriculum.  The successful experiences the children have will build their confidence and self-esteem, preparing them for kindergarten and life.


Available upon request.

Waiting List Policy

Call for information.

Adult / Child Ratio

A Teacher Aide is always present.

Field Trips, Special Programs

Children do not leave the school building for field trips.  Special activities are planned at their levels and members of the community do visit, such as safety officers, dentist, nurse, etc.


Required background checks for all staff and volunteers. All preschool teachers have early childhood certification.


Licensed by State of Michigan Department of Social Services, National Association for the Education of the Young Child, Archdiocesan Association of Preschools and other organizations through OLSOS school.

Additional Information

A classroom  newsletter is sent home with children to keep parents informed.  Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled twice a year, and are available at any time.  Students are not required to wear uniforms in preschool.  Extended day program until 3 PM is available for 4 and 5 year olds.

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