St. Margaret's Nursery School, established in 1981, as a ministry of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin. St. Margaret's Nursery School is a non-profit program operated as an outreach program of St. Margaret's Church for children of all denominations.
St. Margaret's Nursery School provides a unique and creative preschool program for children of Emmaus and the surrounding communities.
The school is especially equipped for the young child. Here, the child can grow emotionally, physically and mentally under the guidance and supervision of qualified teachers. With a room full of opportunities, the child can move freely, manipulate experiment and make discoveries –and consequently develop those skills which are most appropriate to the child's individual needs and age. An atmosphere which reflects creativity, understanding and respect for others fosters the growth of self-discipline and confidence.
St. Margaret's Nursery School is staffed by a director, certified teachers, assistants for each classroom and Senior Citizen volunteers. Parent/Teacher Conferences are held twice a year for 3-year-olds to Pre-K level. However, parents are welcome to contact the staff with questions or concerns at any time throughout the year.
UP-TO-DATE IMMUNIZATION RECORDS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENROLLMENT AT SMNS.
Using a variety of play activities and group experiences, St. Margaret's Nursery School will supplement and enrich the basic learning of the child's early years in language, number readiness, social studies and science. The school joins with the parents in this vital responsibility, always stressing the act of learning as a positive, fun-filled experience.
Mother's Morning Out (MMO): a child's first independent play group experience for children aged 2 and above. This experience helps the child to develop a good feeling about him/herself and about school.
3-Year-Old Class: an introduction to basic readiness skills, to developing social skills and to participating in individual and group experiences.
4-Year-Old Class: meets the needs of this aged child in readiness and social skills and aids in preparing the child for entering kindergarten.
Pre-Kindergarten Class: designed for the child who will benefit from an additional year of preschool or who is affected by school district entrance dates. More independence is encouraged with increased emphasis on fine motor skills.
Enrollment information will be sent in early August. You will be contacted prior to August only if your child must be placed on a waiting list or you do not get your 1st choice. Please feel free to call to verify registration.
For questions or to schedule a visit, please call 610-965-8474 or e-mail email@example.com
SMNS Tuition Payment Policy
SMNS operates on a budget based on annual tuition and a few donations. The annual tuition may be paid on a monthly basis throughout the school year but is not related to the number of class days in any month.
SMNS Registration Process
–SMNS has a Two-Step registration process. In order to be fully registered at SMNS, both
steps must be completed. Registration for SMNS for the following year will begin on
the 3rd of Jan. for families presently enrolled at SMNS and for families of St. Margaret’s
Church. Registration for everyone else will not be opened until the 17th of Jan.
–Step 1: A registration form and a nonrefundable registration fee** must be returned
in order to be put on a class registration list.
–Step 2: In order to complete the registration process and to be guaranteed a place in a
class your Sept. tuition installment must be paid in advance. Those registering before the
end of the current school year will have this fee due by May 13th of the current school
year. Those registering after the close of school will have both fees due at the same
time. The Sept. Tuition Installment will be refundable up until August 1st only with a
written notice to the Director.
–**Non-Refundable Registration Fee:
$40–Currently enrolled families
*** Materials Fee: $40 first child, $15 each additional child Must be paid by 1st day of class
****Families are expected to participate in SMNS fundraisers or to make a donation to cover that fundraiser.
St. Margaret’s Nursery School in Emmaus –
29 Years of Quality Preschool Education
For 29 years, St. Margaret’s Nursery School in Emmaus has been providing quality early childhood education to children in the Lehigh Valley. It is at the end of this 29th academic school year that St. Margaret’s Nursery School (SMNS) should be recognized as a fine institution for preschool learning and should have its accomplishments and achievements highlighted.
St. Margaret’s Nursery School is a place where children have always come first. This philosophy is consistent with the goals of the school. The goals of the school are well-reflected in the curriculum. The school is especially equipped for the young child. The child can grow emotionally, socially, physically and academically under the guidance and supervision of qualified teachers. With a room full of opportunities, the child can move freely, experiment and make discoveries – and consequently develop those skills which are most appropriate to the child’s individual needs and age. An atmosphere which reflects creativity, understanding and respect for others fosters the growth of self-discipline and confidence.
St. Margaret’s curriculum also emphasizes the fact that an important part of early childhood education is to remember that it’s not just about teaching skills, it’s making sure the children are enjoying themselves too. Having fun makes them more receptive to the process. The children are learning without even realizing it. The school joins with parents in this vital responsibility, always stressing the act of learning as a positive, fun-filled experience. To assist with this, the school provides a monthly newsletter to update parents on children’s activities, their new learning skills and upcoming events.
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CLASSES/TIMES & TUITION (9 equal payments)
MMO (2-vear-old) - $60 (9 payments) $540 Annual
Must be 2 years old by 9/01/12
MON MMO: 9:00-11:30
3-YEAR-OLD CLASSES - $100 (9 payments) $900 Annual
Must be 3 years old by 1/31/13 and bathroom-independent.
4-YEAR-OLD CLASSES - $135 (nine payments) $1215 Annual
Must be 4 years old by 1/31/13
T/W/TH: A 9:00-11:30
T/W/TH: B 9:00-11:30
PRE-KINDERGARTEN - $165 (nine payments) $1485 Annual
This is a tentative schedule of classes for September 2012 through May 2013. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be canceled. Likewise, we will try to open classes when high enrollment offers the opportunity. You will be notified in the event your requested class has to be canceled or to ask if you want to be on a wait list for a possible new class.
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This page was updated on 10-11-2010