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St. Isaac Jogues Preschool

Type of School

Preschool Program as part of a preschool-grade 8 school.

Age of Children

Age 3 by September 1 for 2015/2016 school year
Age 4 by September 1 for 2015/2016 school year


21100 Madison
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Telephone: 586-771-3525 | Fax: 586-778-8183

Contact Information

Linda Merritt, Director :


Office Hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Preschool Hours: 7:50 am – 11:45 am (half day option) or 7:50 am – 3:00 pm (full day option)
Latch key offered before and after school as well

Program Description

The St. Isaac Jogues Early Childhood Program offers a Christ-centered learning environment where all children are recognized as unique and special.  Our primary mission is not only to teach children, but also to instill in them a love of learning that will last a lifetime.  Our curriculum skillfully weaves academics into everyday play. Each activity in our classroom develops skills and concepts necessary for children entering kindergarten.  Specifically, we focus on early literacy, number concepts, writing, cooperative learning and creativity.

The beauty of our program is that the children are having so much fun, they don’t even think of learning as work!


Rates vary according to schedules.

Waiting List Policy

Registration for school year begins in February and is ongoing.
Once the program is full, a waiting list begins.

Adult / Child Ratio

Preschool, 3-year old class: Class is capped at 15 students a day with two adults always present
Prekindergarten, 4-year old class: Class is capped at 20 students a day with two adults always present

Field Trips

Apple Orchard, Farm, Pewabic Pottery, Theater, Nature Center, Grocery Store

Enrichment Classes

Computers, Library, Gym, Music, Art, Spanish


All three teachers are certified teachers. Two of these teachers have an additional Early Childhood endorsement from the State of Michigan and the third teacher is currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program in Early Childhood with a focus on special education. The program director, who is one of the teachers, is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


Licensed by State of Michigan.

Additional Information

Children are assessed twice a year and a parent-teacher conference takes place after each assessment. The early childhood programs are designed in such a way that each child is worked with individually or in small groups so that their educational needs are met exactly where they are at. This ensures that all children are challenged while no child is overwhelmed.
Parents are welcome to come in and tour our school and visit our program.  Potential students are also welcome to come in and visit for part of a day to experience the program.
St. Isaac Jogues also offers a “Little Critters” Program.  This program is free for students who are 2 1/2 to 4 years old, not already enrolled in any preschool program.  This is an opportunity to learn more about our preschool program while parent and child enjoy the preschool experience.  Various activities take place during the program.  Please visit our website for further information.

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