Preschool FAQ’s

Below is a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions for Preschool:
How old does my child need to be?


Students attending Ave Maria Catholic School must the three years old by October 1st to attend the three year old class and four years old by October 1st to attend the Junior Kindergarten class.

Does my child need to be toilet trained?

Yes. Students must be toilet trained by the first day of class.

What classes are offered for Preschool?

We offer the following options for Three Year olds:

  • Half day on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Half day on Tuesday and Thursday

(Other options may be available. Please speak with the director)

We offer the following options for Junior Kindergarten:

  • Half day Monday through Friday
  • Full day Monday through Friday


What time do classes meet?

Ave Maria Catholic School is on a traditional calendar. The students attend from the beginning of August through the end of May. Half day classes meet from 8:00 am through 11:00 am and from 11:40 am through 2:40 pm. Full day classes are from 8:00 am to 2:40 pm.

Do preschoolers wear uniforms?

For our three year old class, a uniform is not required. For our Junior Kindergarten, four year old class, a uniform is required.

Do students attend Mass regularly?

The three year olds do not attend Mass on a regular basis, however the Junior Kindergarten class does attend Mass based upon the readiness of the class.


What are the qualifications of your teachers?

All of our teachers meet or exceed state requirements for Group Leaders and Teachers.

Do you have before and after school care?


Yes, we do offer Before and After Care for preschool students. Before Care is offered from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and After Care is offered from 2:40-5:30 p.m.


Is the Hot Lunch Program available to Preschool?


Yes, Ave Maria Catholic School partners with Wholesome Food Services to provide a wide variety of tasty and wholesome lunches for our students and preschoolers who attend all day or half day (afternoon) programs.  Visit for more information.

Do the preschoolers take a nap?

Yes. Students attending the full day class rest in the afternoon.