Preschool

Your child is a precious blessing. I am humbled and blessed each time one of you trusts me – and our school – with your little one.  As the Director of St. Paul’s Preschool, I feel the great responsibility of partnering with you to ensure that your child is nurtured and grown here. We will love your child, help them develop a love for learning and, most importantly, we will show your child how much our Savior Jesus loves them.

~ Heidi Meyer, Director / Preschool Teacher

To Enroll

  • STEP 1 – Apply via our FACTS Parent Portal
  • STEP 2 – We will set up an appointment with you and the Preschool director.

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]
Preschool Office:
(507) 354-2329 ext.221

After Preschool Care

After Preschool Care at St. Paul’s Preschool run from 3:15 – 6:00 PM on school days. Please use this form to sign up to use APC.
We know that things can change. Once you have already registered for APC, please use this button for any schedule changes or for drop-in care. We would like this information at least 24 hours in advance of a schedule change or request for drop-in care. Thank you!

Our Philosophy

The spiritual, mental, social, emotional and physical aspects of education will be nurtured in a relaxed atmosphere, with emphasis on the enjoyment and pleasure of learning.  Children will:

  • Learn of God’s love
  • Learn independence in work and play
  • Experience small and large group play
  • Develop muscle coordination
  • Work on math and reading readiness
  • Grow in Christian love and respect

What People Are Saying

It was our second time enrolling a child for St. Paul’s preschool. Our experience this time was different. Our son had more anxiety and was definitely more shy. The teachers were so amazing at letting him operate at his own pace; from initially standing back and observing, to eventually joining in. When I would pick him up I loved that he was excited to tell me about the fun activities. It was such a relief to see his smiling face. His confidence in what he learned grew so quickly. I know that they are always looking out for the children’s needs, whatever those may be. The teacher and staff were always positive and welcoming. This will be a great start to his future learning.~ The Knisleys

St.Paul’s Preschool program has been wonderful experience for our daughter. ”Jesus time” has really made an impression on her. She will share Bible stories with us and it’s heartwarming to see her love for Jesus grow. Even during COVID-19, Mrs. Meyer and Mrs. Guenther have been making daily videos to keep preschoolers on track and engaged. The love and dedication to these precious preschoolers is very evident. We would highly recommend this program! ~ The Piotters

Even though our son could be a little hard to work with some days, they never had anything bad to say. They were so understanding as to how kids are all different and have different gifts. ~ The Griebels

After moving to New Ulm from out of state, the loving teachers at St. Paul’s Preschool made our son feel right at home much sooner than we thought possible. He loves this school and so do we. ~ The Scrivers

Our children adored their preschool teacher and hung on to every lesson she taught them. They daily astounded us by sharing tidbits of knowledge gained from their day. From Minnesota state history to types of weather-Mrs. Meyer has been blessed with the ability to connect subjects she teaches to Jesus. My daughter had a scab on her arm and she said, “Mrs. Meyer calls these band-aids from God!” The preschool program at St. Paul’s has been a gift from God! We are so thankful that our children are surrounded by such wonderful examples of Christ-like love at such a tender age. ~ The Scharfs

Virtual Tour of our Preschool

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Schedule

St. Paul’s offers Preschool programs for children ages 3, 4 and 5.

  • Full Day Preschool: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Full school week – following K-8 calendar
  • Half Day Preschool Options:
    • Five Half-Days — Mornings ONLY
      • Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday
    • Three Half-Days — Mornings or Afternoons
      • Option 1 –  Monday / Wednesday / Friday
      • Option 2 – Tuesday / Thursday / Friday
    • Two Half-Days — Mornings or Afternoons
      • Option1 – Monday / Wednesday
      • Option 2 – Tuesday / Thursday
    • Morning only sessions: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Afternoon only sessions:  12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Before School Care 7:30 to 8:00 AM
  • After School Care: 3:15 PM to 6:00 PM

Calendar

2021-2022 Preschool Calendar

Preschool Tuition

  • Full Day Program 8AM – 3PM $5,800/year $580/month
  • 2-Day Part Time Program (AMs or PMs): $1,160/year $116/month
  • 3-Day Part Time Program (AMs or PMs): $1,740/year $174/month
  • 5 Mornings (AMs only): $2,900/year $290/month
    These are set up to be paid over 10 months (Aug – May), but can also be paid ahead for the full year.

Other Costs

Aministrative Fee – FACTS (school database system): 

$20 – new application (non-refundable) OR $10 re-enrollment (non-refundable)  

Payment plan:    If tuition is paid in full – $20, one-time fee

If monthly payments – $50, one-time fee

Hot Lunch (milk included) for Full Time preschoolers — Cost: TBD
Milk with cold lunch — Cost: TBD
Milk with snack: FREE

Extended Care

  • Before School Care (7:30 – 8:00AM) No charge this year
  • After Preschool Care – APC (3:15-6PM)
    • 3:00 – 3:15 – no charge (school day ends at 3PM)
    • 3:15 – 4:00 – $3.00
    • 4:00 – 6:00 – $4.00/hour

Summer Care

  • St. Paul’s Preschool does not currently offer a Summer Preschool Care program
  • If your preschooler will be entering Kindergarten the NEXT school year, he/she would be eligible to attend Raider Summer Care (K-gr 6 kids), Summer 2023.
  • Registration for Summer Raider Care opened March 1, 2022.  Info is at St. Paul’s School Website under the Child Care menu. You can also email [email protected] for more information.

Staff

Heidi Meyer – Director / Teacher
Becky Guenther – Teacher
Katie Hermanson  – Assistant Teacher
Kelly Schauland  – Assistant Teacher

More Information

View or print off our Preschool Brochure.