"Of all Holy Works, the education of children is the most Holy."
- Bishop Theophan the Recluse
Patron Saint of Holy Cross Preschool
To provide a developmental, play-based, and faith-infused preschool for children, their parents and teachers, that stimulates intellectual curiosity while emphasizing responsibility to themselves, their families, their peers, and their communities.
At Holy Cross Preschool, we believe that a developmental, play-based and faith-infused preschool with a skilled and supported teaching staff is the optimal preschool environment in which children grow socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. We also believe that a supportive partnership between the child, their family, and our school community is an imperative and integral component to this endeavor. With these foundational components at our core, Holy Cross Preschool will embrace and honor the children and their families as we support and encourage the growth and development of the whole child placing particular emphasis on cultivating emotional intelligence.
"The best part about Holy Cross Preschool is that we learned so much but we didn't even know we were learning."
- Holy Cross Alum Age 7
Enrollment Age: Children should be 2½ years-old by September 2, 2017. Children who are at least 2 years-old by September 2, 2017 may be considered for enrollment if spaces remain available in July 2017.
Class Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Teacher/Student Ratio: 5 to 1
Annual Tuition: $3,850.00*
Enrollment Age: 3 years-old by September 2, 2017
Class Time: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lunch Bunch add-on: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 pm -- Additional Fee: $80.00 per month
Teacher/Student Ratio: 7 to 1
Annual Tuition: $4,800.00*
Enrollment Age: 4 years-old by September 2, 2017
Class Time: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Teacher/Student Ratio: Maximum 8 to 1
Annual Tuition: $6,770.00*
May be paid in 10 monthly installments beginning in August with no additional finance charge. All payments must be made through our on-line bill payment service. A 5% discount will be granted if the annual tuition is paid in full by July 1, 2017.
In addition to the annual tuition, Holy Cross Preschool charges a non-refundable application fee of $25.00, an initial registration fee of $150.00, and an annual re-registration fee of $50.00 for all returning children.
Click here to pay your tuition fee online. Our website is intuitive and secure. After creating a new account and entering a payment method, please choose "Give a New Gift" and then select either "Recurring" or "One time" next to "Pay Preschool Tuition" from the choices provided.
Holy Cross Preschool is open to all children who may benefit from our program regardless of race, nationality, or creed. Families do not need to be registered members of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross for their children to attend. Children must meet the minimum age requirement for their chosen program and be ready for group experiences. All children must be completely potty-trained with the exception of 4 reserved spaces in the Preschool I Class. Admission is based on availability with preference given to continuing students, siblings of continuing students, alumni families, Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross members, and then new applicants.
Please contact the school to schedule a half hour visit for you and your child. Tours begin in November for the upcoming school-year and will be limited to one family per day. Once you and your child have visited the school, you will be given the opportunity to complete an application form for the upcoming school year. A non-refundable application fee will be due at that time. Families visiting prior to February 15th will be notified of placement in mid-February of the enrollment year. Families visiting after February 15th will be informed immediately of placement opportunity.
Holy Cross Preschool operates on a school-year calendar. Our School Year begins the last week of August and runs until the first Thursday of June. A holiday and events schedule will be distributed at the beginning of the school year. Click here to download the 2016-17 Holy Cross Preschool Holiday and Events Calendar.
Photographs by Dawdy Photography, Burlingame
Our teachers are professionals who are dedicated, caring and trained in Early Childhood Education and Development. Additionally, the center director is experienced in evaluating the needs of your child, communicating with parents, and staff management. At all times, there will be a person trained in CPR and First Aid at the center. All staff participate in in-service and/or off-site training and education in order to remain alert to the ever changing needs of families and the current findings of Early Childhood Education research.
Head Teacher and Pre-K Lead
MWF Class Lead Teacher