Where play is work and work is play.
Saint Margaret of Scotland offers two different choices for education at the preschool level: The Montessori program and the Theme-based program. Montessori and Theme-based share the same curriculum dedicated to guiding children to learn the basics of faith in God, reading, writing, and math. All the children enjoy Art and Music classes, including the opportunity for parents to choose Suzuki violin lessons. Whether it be the Montessori program or the Theme-based program, the children experience all the same extraordinary learning opportunities that will help prepare them to be exceptional students in the future.
Saint Margaret of Scotland offers the only Montessori program among Catholic schools in St. Louis City and the oldest Montessori program in all of the City. Our full-day preschool classrooms provide engaging hands-on activities for children age three through five in a specially designed classroom to learn on their own, discover their natural capabilities and express themselves to others.
Saint Margaret of Scotland’s Theme-based program begin in 2000 and offers children the opportunity to learn in a more teacher-led environment as the children learn together with their whole class, as well as in centers. The children learn social skills essential to becoming effective students and explore imaginative play as they think, learn, and work collaboratively.
Our all-day kindergarten program serves the five year old students. We utilize a hands-on approach in development a solid foundation in the core curricular areas of reading, writing, math, and religion.
Integrated enrichment activities encourage student creativity as well as motor and social/emotional development. Students participate regularly in spiritual activities, music, art, mindfulness, and physical education.