St. John XXIII holds an Open House each year in January. We encourage all new families to attend Open House, as it provides a great opportunity to meet the staff and principal of St. John XXIII as well as tour the facility and learn why St. John XXIII can provide your children with the enriching education they deserve.
Information about Preschool
Preschool Plus provides a great opportunity for families who want their child to attend St. John XXIII Preschool and who need extended childcare. This service is available to any of our AM Preschool students on the days they attend class. Children enrolled into Preschool Plus will transition from their Preschool class at dismissal to the Preschool Plus room and enjoy extra outside time, lunch with their peers, a quiet rest time, and craft/play time with the teacher.
Preschool Plus provides a safe and positive environment to enrich and nurture each child. It can help your child grow in confidence being in familiar surroundings and ease your child’s transition from half day to full day schooling in a small, comfortable setting.
If your family could benefit from our Preschool Plus program, please inquire by contacting our school office at 513-424-1196.
St. John XXIII Catholic Elementary School’s preschool program, accredited by the Ohio Department of Education, is for three-, four- and five-year-old children. The preschool is staffed by three preschool teachers, Mrs. Maria Jeffers, Mrs. Dorothy Crisp, and Mrs. Rachel Dobroszi, and four classroom aides, Mrs. Patty Ryan, Mrs. Kristen Mulligan, Mrs. Krista Chaney, and Ms. Hannah Dashley. The Preschool Plus teacher is Mrs. Theresa Mangus. The Preschool Director is Mrs. Dawn Pickerill.
Our teachers use the Creative Curriculum and include a Christian faith-based component available to students of all faiths. The many assets of the St. John XXIII campus that are available to all students, such as a full-sized gymnasium, beautiful playground, library, and sensory room, are also available to the preschool students.
The 2 Day AM Preschool class is available to students with a birthdate of April 1, 2020-September 30, 2020. This class meets on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00am-11:30am. This class is limited to 16 students.
Our 3 Day AM Preschool class is available to students with a birthdate of October 1, 2019-March 30, 2020. This class meets Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:00am-11:30pm. The total limit of students in this class is 16 students.
We offer two different pre-kindergarten options. 5 Day AM classes are available for students with a birthdate on or before September 30, 2019. These classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:00am-11:30am. This class is limited to 20 in one room and 12 students in the second room. The 3 Day PM class is available for students with the same birthdate and meets Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 12:00pm-3:30pm. This class size is limited to 12 students.
circle time (books, songs, poems, calendar, prayer)
arts and crafts
teacher led lessons
outdoor time (playground and/or walks) inclement weather: gym time
All children must be toilet trained before the first day of school.
Approximately 8 Classes/Month
Approximately 12 Classes/Month
3 Day AM 8:00-11:30am
3 Day PM 12:00-3:30pm
Approximately 20 Classes/Month
2 Day AM
3 Day AM
5 Day AM