St. Eugene Preschool

     St. Eugene's Preschool  

         St. Eugene's Preschool serves toddler and preschool aged children.  We are excited to expand the preschool for the 2018-19 school year, to include a Preschool for children who are at least 3 years old and toilet trained.  We will also continue to offer our very popular Play School (1s and 2s classroom) for ages 12 months- 3 years.

 A snapshot of our preschool curriculum:  

  • Developmentally appropriate centers that teach the value of play (such as blocks/ building, art, dramatic play, reading/ books, magnetic letters, puppets, play dough, sensory table, science)
  • Daily Morning Meeting and Circle Time
  • Teaching of independent skills for school readiness
  • Age appropriate teaching of early academic skills for later school success (phonemic awareness, rich literacy experiences, early math/ calendar concepts, learning to recognize names and possibly learn to write names, fine motor skills)
  • Hands-on thematic units based on the children's interests
  • Outdoor science education through our new garden
  • Social skills such as learning to share, developing positive interactions with peers, mentioning and management of feelings, learning empathy towards others
  • Teaching gross motor skills to develop large muscle groups, through our new playground and large indoor room for ride on toys and large group movement activities
  • Daily religion to teach young children basic aspects of the Catholic faith, and to help children understand God's love for themselves and their neighbors
  • Learning basic Spanish (colors, numbers, calendar concepts, and simple songs)
  • Partnership with Asheville Catholic School to prepare children and assist families for a seamless transition into the ACS 4 year old program

        There are so many positive outcomes for children who receive a quality preschool experience!  To learn more about our program or schedule a tour, please contact our director, Jennie Arndt!  [email protected] or 828-254-5193


Preschool Daily Schedule

(Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm)

8:30-9:00- Free Choice Centers

9:00-9:20- Morning Meeting/Calendar/Circle Time

9:20-9:40- Snack and Bathroom Break

9:40-10:30-  Guided Learning Centers

10:30- 11:00- Outside Time

11:00- 11:20- Jesus Time

11:20-11:30-  Bathroom Break

11:30-12:00- Lunch (Children bring lunches)

12:00-12:10- Movement Circle Time/ Story Time

12:10-12:30- Closing Meeting/ Class Clean Up/ Look at Books/ Dismissal


1s and 2s Daily Schedule

8:30-12:30 Monday-Friday

8:30-9:00~ Children arrive and begin free play

9:00-9:30~ Snack Time

9:30-11:00~ crafts, circle time, reading, outdoor play

11:00-11:30~ Lunch time

11:30-12:30~ free play and clean up

 Our 1s and 2s program offers an opportunity for children to play, learn, explore and gain valuable social skills in a structured, small-group environment.  We include creative activities, bilingual language development activities (Spanish and English), music and dance, group and individual reading time, and outdoor play in our effort to allow children to develop and explore self-expression through art, language, and social relationships.  

St. Eugene’s Preschool

Monthly Tuition

1 day~ $135

2 days~ $200

3 days~ $245

4 days~ $270

5 days~ $300

St. Eugene’s Preschool


Important Dates

September 4th:  First day of School

Wednesday, October 31st: Halloween Party 10:30-12:15

Wednesday, November 21st~Friday, November 23rd: no school~ Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, December 18th: Christmas Party 11:00-12:15

Wednesday, December 19th~ Tuesday, January 2nd: no school~ Christmas break (school starts Thursday, January 3rd)

Monday, January 21st: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day~ no school (optional teacher workday)

Thursday, February 14th: Valentine’s Day Party 11:00-12:15

Monday, April 15th ~ Monday, April 22nd: no school~ Spring Break (school starts Tuesday, April 23rd)

Monday, May 27th ~ no school~ Memorial Day

Friday, May 31st: Last Day of School~ End of the year party 10:30-12:30


****All parents and students are welcome to attend parties (even if it is not on your child’s scheduled day)