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Preschool at Saint Anthony's

A comprehensive preschool program

Welcome to the Saint Anthony of Padua Preschool, our goal is to foster a sense of community for your entire family.  Our school curriculum is based on the Virginia Foundation Blocks of Early Learning, Diocesan Comprehensive Standards as well as the Handwriting Without Tears Program for developing a healthy and whole child.  Our philosophy of educating your child; physically, socially, academically, and spiritually ensures that our students have the necessary skills for a successful transition to the elementary years at Saint Anthony’s school.


Our youngest Preschool classes are on the ground level of the school with easy access to an age-appropriate playground.  Each class has a full-time teacher and an assistant to care for the students.


Our Preschool Team


  • Half-day, school-day and daycare options available.

  • The youngest students must have turned 2 ½ by the first day of school. 

  • The cut-off for all other age groups is September 30. 

  • We follow a play-based curriculum based on the Virginia Department of Educations guidelines available on the state website:

Our Story

The preschool wing was constructed in 2019, out of former conference rooms.

We designed a fresh, clean and inviting space for our youngest students to feel safe, loved and engaged in active learning.  They also enjoy their own dedicated playground adjacent to the preschool classrooms, with its own secure entrance.

Our space serves Children from 2.5 years old to children turning 5 years old. 

Meet The Classes

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