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Preschool/Pre-K Curriculum

St. Mary-Basha Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs are designed to foster a love of faith and passion for learning while providing an unparalleled first academic experience. By engaging the whole child in authentic, hands-on learning experiences, students emerge as happy, confident learners ready to succeed at every stage in their education.
Elements of our Early Childhood Program
Through a healthy balance of structure and exploration, our young learners build confidence and skills needed for a lifetime of success.
Academic Readiness
We provide an environment that allows children to learn by doing. Our warm, compassionate, and loving teachers provide a mix of independent, teacher-directed, and small group learning experiences and activities that build the foundations for learning, with specific focus on advancing language ability, mathematical reasoning, and scientific thought.
Social/Emotional Development
Playful childhoods create happy, independent, creative and imaginative children.
A child’s brain develops more rapidly in the first 5 years of life than it ever does again. Within this time period, the brain will wire itself for social behaviors and emotional intelligence—a key factor in determining a student’s ability to learn new information in the future.  The best vehicle to develop these skills is through play. It gives a natural context to try out new skills, learn various problem solving strategies, develop self-help skills, and build a positive self-esteem.
Faith and Leadership
Our young learners experience God’s love through prayer, stories from the Bible, and positive relationships.  Our Catholic faith compels us to help every child discover their unique God-given gifts and talents. Within this environment, our students feel empowered to take risks and learn from mistakes, to embrace differences, and to consider the needs of others.
Affording PreK at St. Mary-Basha Catholic School

Applicants may apply for Pastor Scholarships that are available to St. Mary-Basha Catholic School students. A Catholic Education Arizona (CEA) application is the first step in the process to be considered for additional needs based scholarship. A completed CEA application ensures a third party financial review. Additional qualifications for the Pastor Scholarship are determined by the pastor and principal. Applications available through each family's FACTS account. Application opens in the fall.

Preschool/PreK T-shirts (blue) available for sale in the office for $15 each